Rick, Paul gave this command to the Corinthian church only because there was so much confusion and so many people coming from other forms of religion. This has been made a hard and fast rule and it is not what God has in mind.
This commnad was not given to any of the other churches formed by Paul. Phoebe was a minister and Paul commended her highly. Society was very patriarchal in Paul's time and it still is in many parts of the world. I have had a woman pastor in the past and women have spoken in the church. God has blessed people just the same. Some of the more memorable sermons I've heard were from women.
I have done some research and study on this subject. You have to look at the context this verse was given. The danger is that some made this a hard and fast rule (dogma) and it is not so.