I think men used holy books, meaning inventing a bunch of stuff and writing it down, in part to control women.
Men needed to control who women slept with, so they could ensure her childen (never any question about that) were also theirs, and not the more interesting guy down the road. They needed to obliterate any religions that involved any goddesses, demoting them to the Virgin Mary. They needed to take away land rights of women, and their wealth, by inventing a contract called marriage which put everything into the husbands name.
They needed to write stuff down that would make the woman feel bad about herself if she didn't tow the line, dress the way she wanted, or had the audacity to disobey. The men in turn got to say it was the womans fault if they raped her, because otherwise they would be responsible for the act.
Then, they said that all this stuff written down came from another male authority figure, God, who, if your read your bible, was bat **** crazy.
I am wearing this....Tres modest, no?