According to the Apostle Paul, women are to keep silent and be in submission. Men are the ones responsible for teaching God's law. 1 Cor: 14:34,35; 1 Timothy 2:12.
Jehovah's Witnesses follow the entire Bible and believe the teachings of the Apostle Paul to Christians is part of God's 'theocratic arrangement'.
Even though Paul added to the words of Jesus, Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Christians should follow him. 2 John 1:9
Because of the Apostle Paul, women are not equals in the JW faith. At congregation meetings they are restricted in what they can do and say.
The Apostle Paul says, 'women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.' 1 Cor. 14:34,35
Based on the authority of the Apostle Paul, JW's believe the role of men is to lead. The role of women is to be submissive to men.
Here's some quotes from the Watchtower (the official magazine of the Jehovah's Witnesses). Taken from WT, Mar 1, 2006, Questions from Readers, 'What did the apostle Paul mean when he stated that women should “keep silent in the congregations”?'
'sisters declare their hope and encourage others during congregation meetings by giving well-thought-out comments when invited to do so and by accepting assignments to share in demonstrations or student talks.'
'Hence, Christian women “keep silent” by refraining from trying to assume the role of a male and instruct the congregation. They do not raise argumentative questions that could challenge the authority of those who teach.'