He created Adam, the first man in his own image and put him in the paradise; seeing he was companionless, he sent a sleep un to him and took out a rib and created Eve and gave her as a companion. She was created from his bones and flesh and in his image. and not in God’s own image and hence she was inferior to men in every way. Further, she, beguiled by the serpent, went against the commandments of God and He cursed her to bring forth children under great pain. (A plausible explanation could be that women were seen inferior to men during the time when the Old Testament books were written and the authors made the stories of creation to suit the norms of the then society.)
Discrimination against women is blatant in the New Testament too. Christ did not choose a single woman as a disciple. His church has not allowed women to become priests. She had to come to the church after covering her head and in subjection and she could not speak out to any congregation. Men as priests, bishops, cardinals and popes have always ruled women. As we shall see there were great saints who saw women as evil incarnated and a sources of temptation.