In certain religious circles, women get a bad rap. For example: Women are called, among other things, temptresses, stumbling blocks for men, and weak-willed.
I don’t believe any of this is true. Here’s why:
In the Bible, in the book of Genesis, God isn’t done creating until he has created Eve: The universe is literally incomplete without women.
I got that from a book. (I don’t remember the name of the book.)
I don’t remember if this comes from a book too, or if I thought of this myself:
The first thing God creates is light. The last thing God creates is woman. That’s got to be significant.
Regardless, I like it.
Woman is a “light” for man. What do I mean by “light”? I mean this:
Woman is man’s helper, his companion, and his equal.
“…bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh…”* That’s what Adam called Eve.
What’s also important, I think, is that Eve is created from Adam’s rib.
Woman isn’t created out of nothingness, like the galaxies, plants, animals, etc.
Woman isn’t formed out of the dirt, like man.
Woman comes from man.
My point being: Woman comes from someone, not something.
On a side note: I think it’s beautiful that woman came from life, and life comes from woman.**
I see woman as the physical manifestation of the goodness of God’s creation. What do I mean by that? I mean this:
Woman is the pinnacle of God’s creation.
The reason I say this is because after the creation of woman, God goes “OK. I’m done now.”
If God’s creation is ice cream, Eve is the cherry.
Also: How does the Devil first go about trying to tear down God’s creation? Tempting Eve.
**Woman (Eve) came from life (from the rib of someone living — Adam). And life (offspring) comes from woman (from a woman carrying offspring and giving birth to it).