Feminists are up in arms in Spain over a new bestselling book there. This book, which they assert will “promote gender violence”***, is all about wifely submission. Their solution to this? Ban it.
The book, written by Costanza Miriano, promotes
“loyal obedience, generosity and submission” on the part of the new wife and offers nuggets of advice for the newly-wed on how to please one’s husband.
My frustration knows no limit in these feminists who, first off think so very little of men and who secondly, think that qualities such as these will inspire men to beat their women. How many men are truly angered by loyalty, generosity and submission (though, this is false as the doormats feminists believe submissive women to be are not really any of these things. Rather, they are driven by fear)? Are there men out there who beat women? Yes, but truly, how many? And how many would feel the need to hurt a woman who treats him with loving respect and genuinely cares for him?
Mrs. Miriano agrees:
“It’s true, you’re not yet an experienced cook or a perfect housewife,” she writes. “What’s the problem if he tells you so? Tell him that he is right, that it’s true, that you will learn. On seeing your sweetness and your humility, your effort to change, this will also change him.
Thankfully, the Archbishop Francisco Javier Martinez, who published the book, stood up for it and firmly stands behind it. Further, he shows the feminists for the hypocrites they are:
[Archbishop Martinez] insists that the furore surrounding it is “ridiculous and hypocritical” in a society that allows abortion, which he argues is a much clearer example of violence against women.
The article does publish one passage that will make most women uncomfortable,
“We [women] like humiliation because it is for a greater good.”
though I have to wonder two things. One, is this an accurate translation or was The Telegraph sensationalizing and two, given the stories many of us have read around the Sphere, is there some truth to the assertion that women like humiliation? I don’t see it, but I’m not firm in that thought. I tend to think that some submissive women will put up with humiliation if it is for the greater good, but not like it. Also, I think a lot of women will put up with humiliation if they think it will get them what they want.
As always, the feminists show their true colors in calling for the banning of this book. There is no tolerance but for what they believe. However, I find a lot of hope in the fact that this book is on the bestsellers list. Are young women waking up to their womanly potential? I will not lose hope.
*** Gender violence. Was this decried by these Spanish feminist?
My deepest respect and admiration go out to these men. From the bottom of my heart, I thank them all.