Dave Warnock has been doing a series of posts on the problems of male headship which I've found really interesting and full of excellent points:
The Forgotten Victims of Male Headship
Included or Injustice
The Dangers of Power in Male Headship
There's been some good discussion in the comments.
I was interested to see a story in the Daily Mail (I know right) yesterday proclaiming Curate ourages congregation by telling women to be silent and submit to their husbands. The story has generated hundreds of comments from right across the spectrum - from obviously hardline complementarians who end up coming across as horribly misogynist:
And quite right, too. Finally, somone with the brass to point to the elephant in the room and call it for what it is - bickering, self-centred, self-glorifying, vain and self-obsessed women. Everywhere you look. God appointed man as the head of the household and woman as his helpmeet. If you don't like it, no problem: don't get married.
- to egalitarian Christians and atheists. Sadly there are a few comments from women who talk about their experiences of abusive marriages where their husband used male headhip teaching as justification for the abuse, which is particularly pertinent in the context of Dave's most recent post.