Does Submissiveness Have a Place in Modern Relationships?
In the book My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper, professional athlete, model and now author Gabrielle Reece asserts that one of the ways that she has made her marriage to Laird Hamilton work for 17 years is to be submissive, and advises that woman adopt the dynamic in their own relationships. Here’s the actual quote:
“To truly be feminine means being soft, receptive, and — look out, here it comes – submissive.”
Obviously, this is a controversial attitude from any modern woman, but particularly from someone like her – I, for one, have never looked at a picture of the Amazonian Reece and thought she would admit, let alone extoll, the virtues of wifely submissiveness. It just goes to show you never know what is going on in the lives, or minds, of others.
Of course when she says ‘submissive’, she isn’t referring to some sort of 50 Shades of Grey scenario. At least, as far as I know. She went on to TODAY to clarify her point of view, saying, “I think the idea of living with a partner is ‘How can I make their life better? So if I’m the woman and he’s the man, then yes, that’s the dynamic. I’m willing and I choose to serve my family and my husband because it creates a dynamic where he is then in fact acting more like a man and masculine and treating... (cont'd)
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