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You know or may know that even had I desired to be submissive to my uncles, I could not have stooped with a good enough grace ever to have won their favour.
Despite fictional portrayals, wealthy and powerful men are far more likely to be submissive (not dominant) in the bedroom, says the author of Mistress Pussycat.
If men don't have to be aggressive, women won't be compelled to be submissive.
Washington, December 13 ( ANI ): An Italian book which teaches new wives to be submissive has angered feminists who have called for a ban on it.
He wants me to go to a swingers' club with him, film our first time and he also wants me to be submissive, so he can tie me up.
Finally, we do not teach that women should be submissive to men, but that wives should be submissive to their husbands (it is a fine distinction, but a reasonable one).
Summary: Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Butros Sfeir said on Thursday that he was not against any visit by any Lebanese leader to Syria on the condition that Lebanese politicians choose not to be submissive in their relations with Damascus.
The shift involves the idea that there is the cultural expectation that a young man will grow up to be a strong man, whereas girls will be submissive and obedient.
They were told to be submissive to their husbands after all, even in the Bible.
marriage is between one man and one woman and she shall be submissive unto him and make her loins available to him every day.
We hear the Honourable Akele Banda, Malawi's minister of health, in his impeccable Oxford English, describe to us the parameters of a gender-oriented society, where women are expected to be submissive to male demands for sex, where the word "no" indicates shyness, not intent, and where abuse of positions of power, such as those held by teachers and politicians, for sexual purposes has led to a decimation in the ranks of these professions.
Unlike blue-footed booby underling chicks, the browns "didn't learn to be submissive," says Drummond.