From Smith's chapter dealing with I Corinthians 11:
One of the fallacies of much feminist ideology is the belief that for two people to be equal, they must do the same thing. There is an assumption that you cannot have differentiation and hierarchy without also having inferiority and superiority of dignity or worth.
But you can, and this is what we find here and elsewhere in God's word.
All three persons of the Godhead share in the same divine being and nature, yet there is an asymmetry within the divine relationships. There is sameness and equality alongside hierarchy and authority. It is not a case of either equality or order, but both equality and sameness, and order and difference.