Over on the Desiring God blog
there is a post about how Jesus treated women, which I think is worth reposting:
Fellow complementarians, try framing the gender debate in three categories instead of two.
and egalitarians love it when everything to their right is cast as one
monolithic "complementarianism." But authentic complementarians need to
highlight that there is not only sin to the left, but to the right as
well. True biblical complementarity is neither feminism nor misogyny.
It’s neither egalitarian nor patriarchal. Jesus plotted another course
altogether, a third way that viewed gender “in step with the truth of
the gospel” (Gal. 2:14).
had a different flavor of complementarity than many who try to pass
under that sometimes unhelpful label. He didn’t cloak male chauvinism
in the guise of complementarity, but had a different way of treating
women than his first-century contemporaries.
Watch John Piper reflect on John 4:27 (“They marveled that he was talking with a woman”) and how Jesus treated women:
think what he says is fantastic. It also much more closely represents
what is complementarianism (and remember - John is one the founders of
the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, who defined the term)
compared with the crude caricatures people often portray it as.