Gal 3:28 – There is neither… male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Jesus’ attitude toward women was radically different from what was customary at the time. Women normally stayed home and attended to domestic duties. But Jesus allowed women to travel with Him and His twelve disciples (Luke 8:1-3).
The early churches followed Jesus’ example. Women were treated with respect and allowed to hold positions of responsibility. Many women, including Jesus’ mother, Mary, as well as Dorcas, Julia, Lydia, Persis, Priscilla, Phoebe, Tryphena and Tryphosa were important in the early Christian Church (Acts 1:12-14, 9:36, 16:14, 18:24-26, 21:7-9, Romans 16:1-16).
In Jehovah’s Kingdom, on Paradise Earth, women of faith and character will be appointed by Jehovah to positions of authority, leadership and responsibility. But today, many women continue to suffer, even after entering the 21st century.