There is an excellent piece written by Stan Gundry reprinted (with permission) at Scot McKnight's blog. You can read the piece here.
I am a firm believer in equality for women, and recognize discriminatory practices as bigotry and gravely sinful, flying against the will of God in the moving of the Holy Spirit. This sin encompasses, sadly, most of the Church Universal, and it is something concerning which we need to repent and find transformation.
Read the post on Scot McKnight's blog...it's good, good stuff!