A Fancy Way Of Saying That Abused Wives Were Asking For It
“…women desire to have their own way instead of submitting to their husbands because of sin. And husbands on their parts, because they’re sinners, now respond to that threat to their authority either by being abusive, which is of course one of the ways men can respond when their authority is challenged…”
Apparently when the womenfolk are all uppity, there are two ways a man can respond – “through ruling that is abusive and oppressive–and of course we all know the horrors of that and the ugliness of that”…. or by becoming completely passive, saying, “‘OK dear,’ ‘Whatever you say dear,’ ‘Fine dear'” Apparently there is no in between.
Now, I don’t think the speaker in question was advocating spousal abuse, exactly, but there sure does seem to be an undertone of “she was asking for it” in there, doesn’t there? With a side of “men will be men.” Argh.