One of the problems with conservative Christianity is that it has denied rights to women and has attempted to keep women in submission to men. Women are banned from important roles and are not seen as equal.
This is one of the hardest issues to tackle. The reason is that throughout history, conservative Christians both in its Roman Catholic and evangelical forms have often not treated women right. Sometimes the church has been used as a tool to deny women their rights. Of that, we must repent.
All I can do is suggest that this is not at the heart of conservative Christianity. Jesus was a radical in the way he accepted women, even having women as disciples. Women played an extremely important role in the early church, even taking on numerous leadership roles (e.g. apostles and prophets and deacons). I believe that it is a misreading of Paul that leads to a negative view of women in the church.
The church submitted to patriarchal traditions in society. At the same time, there were brave women and men that promoted a positive view of women. In more modern times, there are still some disagreements about the role of women. Certain groups such as the Roman Catholics and the Southern Baptists do not ordain women, while many others (including my own denomination www.baptist.ca) do ordain women. Even when Christians do not accept women as senior pastors, women still have been extremely influential as missionaries, teachers, hymn writers, authors, worship leaders and other roles. There are actually entire denominations that have been started by women. The church still has a way to go, as does the rest of society (note the differences in wages for the same jobs), but Christianity is at its biblical core pro-woman. Before critics get too angry toward conservative Christians for being anti-woman, take some time to ask what we really believe.