- Hermeneutics: many feminists would simply see this text as condescending and oppressive; evangelical Christian feminists would tend to see the text as containing enduring insights into how husbands ought to conduct themselves. Traditionalists see something permanent here. They are the ones who most need to hear Peter’s very words: living considerately and bestowing honor.
Studies show that husbands and wives who are more egalitarian have less issues with power and abuse.
The point is that hierarchical relationships create more opportunity for the abuse of power.