As a person who enjoys thinking critically and who is keen on word etymology, what was stated was very disturbing. I asked myself…..
Are women single because they don’t know their place and refuse to be led by a man?
Are women evil for wanting to be leaders of their own vessel? Is a woman out of line for not desiring to be controlled by a man?
Are women supposed to be followers for life? Is submission a GIFT that many are failing to comprehend? Or does submission translate to a woman losing her own power/force?
Notice how Fantasia says, she slowly became HER HUSBAND after watching him lead. Why is a woman waiting to be married in order to experience guidance from a male on how to progress in life? Why does it seem like women are being glorified when they agree to be “trained” by their husband? Shouldn’t a woman have received instruction from her father?
1. accept or yield to a superior force or to the authority or will of another person.
2 : to defer to or consent to abide by the opinion or authority of another.
Latin submit). Sense of “humble obedience“(nominative ) “a lowering, letting down; sinking,” noun of action from past participle stem of “to let down, put down, lower, reduce, yield” (see
submissive (adj.)ready to conform to the authority or will of others; meekly obedient or passive.
“a submissive, almost sheeplike people”
Is it just me? Or does something sound unsettling about this requirement?
I always say that words are spells and words can dictate our reality to us if we allow it. Maybe we should rethink what we have been “told” is the right mode of operation concerning partnerships. Maybe?
As a disclaimer, I have been married for 9 years. So, I am no stranger to the things that they are speaking of. I agree with trusting a partner…but I am clear that I have a PARTNER and we are equal. We are joint owners, joint heirs, we are balanced on the scales. There is a WE mentality with our partnership and not a little i, BIG I, mentality.
I am happy that Fantasia and her husband were brave enough to put their opinion out on social media. And as she stated in an interview from the Breakfast Club, her intention is to break generational curses in society. I love her beautiful, soft spirit and I do sense she has a good heart.
Another thing she also stated in the interview was that she was a single mom taking care of her own household and raising children prior to meeting her husband. So, her LIFE EXPERIENCE is, in essence, what led her to this lifestyle. Her story, overall, is an inspirational story. This post serves to further the dialogue on this topic concerning submissiveness in marriage.
After listening to the recording above and reviewing this post in its entirety, I would love to hear your thoughts as well!