Dorothy Sayers on Christ's Attitude Towards Women
I originally quoted what follows on Alice's Evangelical Update blog, but I think it bears repeating:
"He [Christ -- CG] alone... among great religious teachers, had no whimsies about women... He never held them up either as a menace, or a snare, or an inspiration; never delimited their sphere of action, or told them to stick to the kitchen... or to take their ideas from their husbands and stop talking about what they did not understand. he treated them quite ordinarily as individual persons -- and seemed to look on them neither as 'Women, God help us!' nor 'The Ladies, God bless 'em!' but just as specimens of humanity, who happened to be female. I find this fact fortifying, and consider it as tending to clear the mind of cant."