It is often said that a woman was not created from the superior part of man. Why?
So that she might not be above him, however also not from any inferior part, because she wasn’t meant to be below him to be trampled. She was created from his side, from one of his ribs, so that she could be equal to him; and from a part near his heart, under his arms, to show that she should be affectionately loved by him, and should always remain under his care and protection. www.biblegateway.com