That explanation on 1Cor.14 sounds contrived. If Paul was quoting an unnamed opponent why does he forget to refute them? If the bible is supposed to be a guide for Christians it could not possibly be more misleading on this point.
Maybe Paul was more enlightened than others of his time and place but by our standards he was a misogynist. Compare his words to Timothy...
"A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve." - 1Tim.2:11-13
The instruction to Timothy to keep women out of teaching and leadership is unambiguous.