The question of the ordination of women has been heating up in the Adventist church recently, following a sermon by Doug Batchelor (who is opposed). He elaborates his position here. Others opposed have included Sam Pipim and the late Sam Bacchiocchi. For examples of writings on the other side, one can point to various articles in Spectrum (including this by Charles Scriven).
I think it unfortunate that Batchelor chose to suggest that an issue is the relative intelligence of men and women. I think better arguments focus on the Biblical texts. And I also think it unfortunate that some on the other side seek to dismiss what the Bible has to say as being “culturally conditioned.” They suggest that Jesus was hamstrumg by tradition and culture when he chose 12 men. This has disturbing Christological implications.
For myself, I will stick with what the Bible says until persuaded otherwise by the word of God–not by reason, not by sociology, not by pleas to “justice.” The folks who first used such arguments in the mainline Protestant churches 30-40 years ago are now using the same arguments to push for gay marriage and ordination of practicing homosexuals. There definitely has been a “slippery slope” among the Methodists, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Episcopalians, etc.