Complementarianism is traditional role religion on steroids
Complementarians view this teaching as a traditionalist loophole offering women full equality with men at some point in the misty eternal future. Even the expectation of such is unacceptable to complementarian leaders, so they conveniently plug the traditionalist loophole by teaching that the imbalance of power, favoring males over females, is a permanent, eternal, fact due to what they call a “Divine Order of Creation,” and not as a temporary curse to women because of original sin.
Complementarians claim that inequality exists within the Godhead by assigning complementarian "roles" to God himself. They claim the Triune Godhead is complementarian, with Jesus, who is Immanuel [God with us] taking second place in the pecking order and the Holy Spirit following along in last place.
Many reputable scholars down through the ages (including, of recent times, the late Dr. Walter Martin) have contended for the faith against the heretical Arian doctrine of the Eternal Sonship of Christ.
In spite of the fact that complementarianism has made enormous inroads into the Christian community, many individuals, individual churches within complementarian denominations themselves, as well as entire denominations such as the *Church of the Nazarene, the Methodist Churches, and the Society of Friends (the Quakers) hold that all Christians are freed from the curse of sin and are functionally equal between themselves, before God, and in Christ, and that all have equal responsibility to use their gifts and obey their callings to the glory of God, and that God freely calls believers to roles and ministries without regard to class, gender, or race.