I am intrigued no more. This is what they always must do to ignore the key verses. Make up cultural arguments that ignore the most fundamental of our beliefs as Christians. The fact that women had no rights in history is irrelevant to what the scripture says! We do not do hermeneutics like this. The ironic point missed by White is that these verses are part of Christianity! The same Christianity that freed women from being second class but still said there is one thing they are not permitted to do! As for his examples of women teaching, let's see what the scriptures actually say:
Deuteronomy 6:7 -- says to teach children the Ten Commandments. No one is saying women cannot teach their own children.
Proverbs 1:8 -- says to teach children, same point
Acts 18:26 -- is when the married couple Aquila and Priscilla corrected the teaching of Apollos. Not in any church setting mind you and not the wife alone. Irrelevant to the point at hand.