This book extensively examines 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 . The consistency of Paul's message is compared to male/female roles at creation, in Israel, with Jesus, and in the church through the ages. The rejection of this apostolic teaching in more recent times is analyzed. Who led the shift in practice? Was there a justifiable biblical reason for the change? Seven appendices cover a variety of things including perhaps the most thorough published compilation of quotes on the subject taken from church history. Other appendices include: a comparison with 1 Corinthians 14 and 1 Timothy 2, a link between Marxism and the role of women in society, the dangers of unisex, the testimony of a converted religious feminist, and common misconceptions. Covered or Uncovered is written in the hope that God will use this book to help more churches recapture the vital headship principle. To God be the glory. This is perhaps the most complete study of the topic ever written.