There are very few things that apply to everyone, but that one right there? That’s one of them.
So Gabby Reese thinks that “to truly be feminine means being soft, receptive, and – look out, here it comes – submissive.” It works for her, apparently it works for her husband, more power to them.
But to fucking state that that’s The One True Way?
Women this, men that.
Just because you are a minor celebrity you don’t get to dictate what “women” and “men” are like.
You don’t get to dictate what makes any relationship but yours work or fail.
By all means, write about your life and your experiences, but don’t think that having lived your life makes you an authority on mine, or anyone else.
Update after the cut:
Now Ms Reese is saying that she’s surprised that her use of the word “submissive” provoked such reaction, and that she’s being misinterpreted.
Please look at the quote at the beginning–see that parentheses she used? “look out, here it comes”
She knew perfectly well what she was saying and she had a pretty clear idea it wasn’t going to go over well–because she didn’t phrase is as “this is right for me,” instead she phrased it as “this is how it is.” Full stop.
Own your words, Ms Reese.