One subject that I have found to be a big myth is the stigma of women in the observant community. The secular world is convinced that women are treated as subservient citizens and it is all because the Bible treats them as such. I had the exact same belief before I became observant since I had only lived in secular communities (about 48 years worth) which perpetuated that stereotype. I didn’t know any observant Jews and could only believe what I had heard about them. Then two things happened in my life. One was a deeper analysis of what scriptures really says and the other was moving into an observant Torah community, meeting these wonderful people and experiencing the exact opposite of what I was led to believe.
Additionally, the Tallit or prayer shawl is a reminder to men to perform the 613 commandments. Women do not need this reminder and are therefore not obligated to wear a Tallit. Woman who would like to wear either a Tallit or Tefillin are lowering themselves to the level and weaknesses of a man. Let us do things the way Hashem commanded and not attribute any custom to the.arrogance of men or the misconception of prejudice to women