(*** You can buy a fine reproduction of this cartoon as well as my other artwork in my online gallery.)
I see this attitude prevalent throughout our culture. Not just in the church.
But the church employs holy scripture as a legitimizing agent in its misogynistic agenda. It's validated from on high.
This is not true everywhere, but it is true in enough places to merit mentioning:
Men are slightly lower than the angels. Women are slightly higher than our pets.