I had a chat with my friend who is a "pragmatic Roman Catholic". By that, I mean he lives in conformity to this world while holding to RC beliefs outwardly. He asserted that Christianity as a whole is a sexist religion that exalts men and degrades women. His reasoning is: If the Christian faith respects women, then women should occupy the pulpit, should be at the same authority as men in the family, should have jobs and education that men have instead of being housewives as history have shown. I tried to retort him by argue that subordination does not necessary imply inferiority, but he wasn't convinced. I need convincing arguments to response to this charge. Thought?