you know some books of the Bible were even written by women..." And the brother cut her off gently at that point and said some Bible books were named after women, and that does show women were given high regard even in Bible times.
Actually part of the Bible was written by Deborah and Miriam.
*** w60 8/15 pp. 489-490 Sing and Make a Joyful Noise! ***And Miriam . . . proceeded to take a tambourine in her hand and all the women began going out with her with tambourines and in dances. And Miriam kept responding to the men: "Sing to Jehovah, for he has become highly exalted. The horse and its rider he has pitched into the sea.’"—Ex. 15:1, 20, 21.
"That is the oldest of the songs written down and preserved for us in the Bible; the second oldest is the song of Deborah and Barak recorded in the fifth chapter of the book of Judges. This song magnifies Jehovah, describes a great deliverance by God and shows the bond between God and man through music and song.
*** it-1 p. 600 Deborah ***Deborah and Barak joined in singing a song on the day of victory. Part of the song is written in the first person, indicating that Deborah was its composer, in part, if not in its entirety. (Jg 5:7)