When God created Adam, He put him into the Garden of Eden to tend it and to keep it (Genesis 2:15).
The function of masculine leadership or headship was not removed by the fall, but it has been corrupted. Sadly, there is a long history of men abusing the role that God has given them.
To understand God’s purpose for men and women we need to go back to the beginning.
The equality the Bible teaches doesn’t force us to close our eyes to the obvious, but rather to celebrate the differences.