be submissive to

See: obey, observe
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During her Iowa campaign speech, she was asked whether she "would be submissive to her husband as president".
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).
They were told to be submissive to their husbands after all, even in the Bible.
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.
In this most recent commotion over the Southern Baptists' command that ``women be submissive to their husbands,'' I find that axiom valid.
To be consistent, the Baptists must also condone slavery, since the book of Peter tells slaves to be submissive to their masters ``with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh.
While the body is used by Paul several times, for our purposes the best reference is: "Wives should be submissive to their husbands as if to the Lord.