"I do not see women as less than men, but this is how the christian and islamic religions view women."
Like I said that is your limited view of Christianity and Islam, not mine. Denominational religious sects within those religions do try to use the scriptures to control, but that is their own folly. The spirit of oppressed women is the equalizer that is the inevitable downfall of such organizations. The truth will prevail.
"The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly."