Sunday, April 14, 2013

The dreaded S-word

I watched an interview the other night with volleyball player Gabrielle Reece. I guess she recently wrote a book about her marriage and family life so one of the major news stations was interviewing her about it.

I don't know much about Mrs. Reece but I must admit that I was pleased with many of the answers she provided during the interview. I just want to comment on one particular statement she made during the interview.

The interviewer quoted Mrs. Reece's book where she said something about how women should act in order to maintain their marriage. One of the things Mrs. Reece mentions is that a wife should be submissive to her husband. The interviewer's eyes opened wide when she quoted this particular statement from the book. The interviewer said many women might find that ......offensive. I couldn't help but roll my eyes and laugh to myself. Let me offer some thoughts on this.

First, the book tells of how Mrs. Reece lives out her marriage and I guess she's trying to offer advice as well for other women. Who would be so childish to become offended at a woman offering another woman marriage advice? If her hearers don't agree or like it, simply ignore it.

Second, unfortunately, when most in our society hear the word "submissive" they imagine a woman in rags who is virtually a slave to her husband. I don't believe this is at all what Mrs. Reece meant by her statement. She maintained that she voluntarily submits. She takes on the role of mother and wife and handles the daily chores and tasks of a housewife. This doesn't seem at all to bother her one bit. Good for her.

Third, I'm not surprised that this interviewer would pick out such a quote from Mrs. Reece's book and use the words she used. Who cares if anyone would become "offended" at such a statement? For those who would become offended, give me a break. "Offend" is the new buzz word for sissies and many (especially Leftists) use it to silence their opponents.

If you don't agree with what someone says, just tune them out.   

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