This is Michelangelo's masterpiece. I love the way he feminized the serpent by giving it breasts (well, one). As if women didn't get enough flack for Eve's sin... now we get to be the cause of the temptation too!
Gossaert's version shows Adam trying in vain to stop the mischievous little Eve from destroying mankind's chance at perfection and eternal bliss.
No wonder the church fathers hated us so much. But, that's a subject for another entry.
At the bottom of my facetiousness there is a point: How does a woman wholly embrace a religion in which she is represented in an unfavorable manner? It's not just Christianity, mind you - it goes far beyond that. But that is the question du jour. I went to a message board a few days ago and asked if there were any Christian women out there who have ever struggled with the patriarchal nature of the religion. I only got one response, and that was from a woman who said that her struggles with it led her to forsake Christianity altogether.