Do not — I repeat — do not make any plans for this Sunday night, because on May 17, TLC airs the two-hour-long special titled The Submissive Wives’ Guide to Marriage. And do you know what you will be doing? Watching it with your husband while you give him a nice, relaxing foot massage.
When my amazingly lovely co-worker Lauren Joskowitz sent me this clip, I almost cried I was so happy. I adore pretty much every show TLC airs, and even more than that, I adore gawking at people who are completely different than I am in lifestyle, morals and core personal beliefs. Meaning, this show will be the best show in the history of TV ever, and it will make me happy beyond words.
Now show the above clip to your partner, and see if he makes a wisecrack about “headship.”
From the press release:
“Enter the rarely explored world of submissive wives, where fulfilling one’s husband’s every need is a part of everyday life, with the belief that it only serves to strengthen the marriage. For these women, allowing their husbands to be leaders of the household proves their own trust in them and in God. The hour long special Submissive Wives’ Guide To Marriage chronicles the lives of three married couples, two living in a submissive marriage, and one looking to adapt to this lifestyle to save their marriage.”
I’m so excited I can barely stand it!
Now, before you take away my Raging Feminist Badge, please understand that no, I pretty much don’t agree with an iota of this. Partners should be equal, no one should be a leader, no one in my house will ever get the big piece of chicken just because they have a penis. That said, if this really strengthens someone’s marriage and both partners are happy with it, who am I to judge? No one, I say! To each her own. Get on with your bad selves, submissive wives, and know I will be rooting for your joy and future happiness, all the while giggling like a maniac into my throw pillow. Join me Sunday, May 17 at 9/8c on TLC.