I have been swapping ideas with "your other half" for a few weeks, and had a read of the above article (How the Bible Views Women"). I will post some comments on it once I get a bit more up to date with the posts with Richard.
I thought you might enjoy an audio file done by an Israeli girl who "escaped" from a lot of repression back home - (and landed in a lot more in this part of the world - a long story).Her audio is something she sells with a book, so I can't post it on a public forum, but I will see if I can get the private message thing working. She talks in English,and puts the story into a very new-age package - but the chants are really Hebrew sounds, somewhat transposed (fittingly for a Rabbi's daughter) from God's name.
The story's title is "Butterfly Child" -- which was why I made the link - ie when I saw your "Free as a butterfly" graphic,