This is thought-provoking. Can anyone tell me where to go to read up on all things 'Flavian'?
This is how I think 1 Cor.11 was, before the Flavian editors got hold of it. May be things could have been different.
"11.3.Now I want you to realise that the Lord of every man is the Spirit, and the Lord of every woman is the Spirit,
and the Lord is God.
11.4.Every man who prays or prophesies with his Spirit of deceit dishonours his Lord.
11.5. And every woman who prays or prophesies with her Spirit of deceit dishonours her Lord.
11.11.In the Spirit, woman is independent of man , and man is independent of woman.
11.12.All Spirits come from God.
11.14.Does not the Spirit teach you that if a man has an impure spirit, it is condemnation to him,
11.15.but that if a woman has a pure Spirit it is her glory? .
11.16. If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice."
This whole passage was originally about prayer. It had nothing to do with long hair or head covering. It has been edited.