In the New Testament, God states that woman shall have no authority over man because she was second in creation and first in the fall, which leads Christians to subsume the Priestly account of creation (in which male and female were created simultaneously). Jewish rabbis took the contradiction seriously, and explained it to keep the Genesis story as the word of god (who wouldn’t contradict himself). There’s a theory that the first creature was created as androgynous, with both a male and female head. The Hebrew word for the act of taking from Adam’s rib to make Eve comes up later in the Bible when the holy Tabernacle is literally cut in two, leading the rabbis to argue that Eve was not in fact created from Adam’s rib but was half of the androgynous creature and maintaining that they were created simultaneously.
So it’s Christianity that enforces the submissive gender role of women.
I just haven’t been able to figure out how Christians argue away the two different creation stories. I know they take the Yahwistic account to be real, but what do they make of the Priestly account? Why is it included in the Bible? How do Christians explain away the fact that Genesis clearly states (first and foremost) that male and female were created simultaneously?