Gabrielle Reece under fire from feminists

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“I think we have found one of the bravest people alive,” Glenn said this morning.

Glenn was referring to former volleyball star and model Gabrielle Reece, who is catching a lot of criticism for recent statements she made regarding her marriage. Reece filed for divorce less than five years after tying the know to her husband, surfer Laird Hamilton. That was 17 years ago. The two never got a divorce. Gabrielle Reece recently published a book explaining how she was able to get her marriage back on track.

TheBlaze.com reports that the book, My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper, Reece credits an “old fashioned dynamic”and abiding by more traditional gender roles as the key — which has created a firestorm.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/04/14/former-volleyball-star-model-gabrielle-reece-ignites-controversy-with-marriage-advice-being-submissive-is-a-sign-of-strength/

She wrote, “To truly be feminine means being soft, receptive, and — look out, here it comes — submissive.”

In a recent interview with Today’s Natalie Morales, Reece explained:

“I think the idea of living with a partner is ‘How can I make their life better?’  So if I’m the woman and he’s the man, then yes, that’s the dynamic.  I’m willing and I choose to serve my family and my husband, because it creates a dynamic where he is then in fact acting more like a man and masculine, and treating me the way I want to be treated.  Which is — I’d like to be cherished, and I’d like someone to look after me in that role.”

She added, “I think because women have the ability to set the tone, that the ultimate strength and showing real power…is creating that environment.  I think it’s a sign of strength.’’

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As you can imagine, the usual suspects of the “feminist” left is attacking her. However, this morning on Glenn’s radio show, there was nothing but praise and respect given for her statements.

“Let me tell you something.  You know who the strongest women are in the nation right now?  The strongest women in the nation, more powerful, more self‑confident than any other woman on the planet are the ones who stay home, the ones who raise their children, the ones who teach their children,” Glenn said.

“She will be mocked, ridiculed and belittled for this.  I say you hold her up.”

  • Anonymous

    There is a way to have a successful marriage and it is given in the Bible. Now for all of you who think the Bible is a radical book – it is! It tells you how to live a successful life that will extend into eternity. So you don’t believe it eternity? That is irrelevant, but it does exist, which everyone will discover now or too late. It sounds like Gabrielle has taken the high road and I commend her for it. It will lead to success in her life, in her marriage and in her family. Anyone deciding to attack her should compare what she has to the life they live and see if perhaps she has found the key to happiness beyond what they have.

  • Anonymous

    Ephesians 5:21   Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

  • Guest

    Glenn Beck is covering dominants and submissives!?!

    What next, sado-masochism? 

  • Anonymous

    A terrific seminar and study that delves into the Biblical design for marriage is by Emerson Eggersrich – Love and Respect Marriage – it is so helpful because it give husbands and wives insight into each other’s nature, and really helps to avoid many common misunderstandings and misinterpretations of male and female motivations.  Men want the respect of their wives, wives want to feel loved and secure when we really understand that and make it a priority to take care of those most basic needs of our spouse our marriages can work the way God intended.  Bottom line, God did put the husband in the leadership role, but this is not in a domineering, controlling or abusive way – it is in the model of servant leadership, willing even to lay down his life for his wife, to cherish, protect and provide for, as Christ loved the church.  Likewise the wife is to be a helper to her husband, respecting and supporting him, and submitting herself to his leadership.  Submission is not something a husband can do to his wife, the wife must willingly choose this in response to the Biblical ideal of marriage.

  • Watchman on the Wall

     Correction: Glenn is addressing what authentic women of wisdom, class and character look like and do.  And just for the record, authentic men of wisdom, class and character cherish, protect, provide for, teach and lead their wives and children in accordance with the teachings of God’s ways in the Bible.  When a wise woman experiences what it looks like to be protected and cherished by her man in accordance with the teachings of Ephesians 5:22-33, what woman in her right mind would not welcome and encourage it?  Marriage is a dance between one man and one woman for life.  Like a dance, each partner must know his or her role or it will be an ugly dance and the partners will constantly be stepping on each others toes.

    America has tried marriage ruled by aggressive, competitive and offensive women for the past 40 years and it has proven itself to be a hideous disaster and failed social experiment.  It turns out that the Bible has had it right all along.  If radical feminists wish to rebel against God and violate their Biblical roles in marriage, they are unfit for marriage and ought to remain single and offensive.  When a feminist woman competes with a man for power in the home, there will be war and divorce or abdicating, passive males and that will merely drive such prideful and foolish women even more crazy than they already are, because their men won’t step up to be real men. When this happens, men, women and especially children all lose.

    Feminism was introduced by the CIA and American Communists to destroy the protective, patriarchal family, and it has done just that.  it is a cruel hoax that has damaged two generations of men and women already.  It’s time to abandon the stupidity of gender role reversal, which is really what feminism is all about, and seek the wisdom of the Bible for answers we desperately need..

  • greywolfrs

    Why, are you hoping to further your deviance, vicki tiffany?

  • Anonymous

    The feminist movement seeks to make women identical to men.  It’s no different than any communist ideal.  They seek to make everyone a disposable and just another interchangeable cog in the machine.  It’s the same way that they try to make all the religions, schools, incomes, houses, transportation, and ideals the same.  They claim to embrace uniqueness and exceptionalism yet seek to hammer it out at every given opportunity with things like political correctness to make us all think and talk alike.  They don’t applaud bold individuality, they quiver in fear of it.

  • Guest

    Until your last paragraph, I was going to convey how authentic men of wisdom, class and character are also submissive and introduce you to the BDSM subculture. However, your last paragraph tells me that you have your cranium shoved wayyy too far up your rectum to begin to hear, much less understand, anything that is related to reality.

    Like so many of Beck’s religunut, extremist followers (America’s hard core 5%ers who are of another world), you believe whatever nonsense you want to fit in to your other-worldly false reality.

    The CIA wants to destroy the patriarchal family?!?! If you’re willing and able to believe this nonsense, you’re not available to reality. In other words, you are the perfect supporter of Glenn Beck.

    You should change your comment name to Off the Wall Blindman.

  • Guest

    greywolfrs is funny. he wants people he disagrees with to stick their face in front of a shotgun, and then has the audacity to point his finger regarding “deviance.” 

    What kind of person calls a man “vicki?” No one will ever accuse Beck’s followers of being the adults in the room because of childish antics like this.

  • Guest

    She added, “I think because women have the ability to set the tone, that the ultimate strength and showing real power…is creating that environment.  I think it’s a sign of strength.’’
    Sounds like a mild version of feminism to me. Beck is way too unsophisticated to ever grasp that a person can be a feminist AND submissive. 

    Glenn Beck is the ignorant leading the more ignorant.

  • sunset kayak

    She would have sounded more convincing had she mentioned this arrangement was God’s plan (which never fails us)  instead of leaving us with the last visual that the only way to relate to men is through food and sex–almost like it was a combo-sandwich (so we had better just basically face it?)  That is certainly not how God made them, despite today’s popular opinion.  Read the Bible.  It is all explained there, at length….I applaud her thought process, but it would be more effective as a “lecture” to us if she utilized it in a Biblical connotation.  Then again, looking at their wedding and how Laird didn’t even dress himself completely (as in, he was literally half naked in the jungle), I wouldn’t take too much advice from either of them.

  • Watchman on the Wall

    Your reply proves that you are an ignorant and wicked fool. The Book of Proverbs, the book of God’s wisdom, explains that it is a complete waste of time to bring correction to a fool. He will merely turn and mock you. You’ve just demonstrated that for other readers to observe. You weren’t my target audience: they were. Thanks for making my task so much easier. You’ve proven my point.

  • Shane

    Liberals want women to dominate men, so they hate women who allow the husband to be the leader in their marriages.

  • http://www.facebook.com/catherine.hapeman Catherine Marie Chesser

    God bless her! That was just the bit of inspiration I needed today! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/tia.renee.794 Tia Renee

    Our courts do not value the role of “stay at home” mom’s for children over the age of six. Having been a “stay-at-home” mom of four for more then a decade, before I was divorced. I was told by my attorney that I should use the children’s school hours to prepare for employment. The state would expect for me to get a job when my youngest child reached six years of age. I was told that preference would be given to their father after that time if I failed to be employed. I spent my younger children’s preschool and early elementary school years going to college with my oldest children. Divorce allows the courts to implement it’s liberal agenda into your family dynamics. No fault divorce, ensures that stay at home mom’s may find themselves with out resources if heir husband chooses to divorce them. Long earned portions of the primary earners, retirement pay earned during the marriage can be relabeled alimony and the disallowed after the stay at home mom has been employed for a number of years. Being a Mom is risky business these days. The government wants to take control of your children from their diet to their religious training. Now, they are even trying to tell you that your children don’t belong to you. The Traditional Christian American Family, has long been under attack. Media and social efforts to distract and seduce your husband with every thing form ”Hot Sex” pornography to “Big Love” plural marital faiths. Not to mention, a generation of young women that were brought up with no regard for “your” marriage. Your children are being told that you and your generation were selfish and uncaring about  the plight of the poor and those born in impoverished nations. they are being taught that you expect too much from them and should not be allowed to tell them what to do. Glenn is right, you are wrarriors on the forefront; not all of us who have fallen in the trenches are against you. It is a slippery slope. My prayers are with you as are my prayers for my own daughters and son’s. Tia Renee Kasper, Mother, Grandmother, Discarded “Stay-at-Home”.

  • Anonymous

    It is apparent to me that Guest is one of those progressive infiltrators that have been written about recently.  Their goal is to go on conservative websites and post garbage in an attempt to muddy the water and derail the discussion.  So far Guest is just successfully being an ass! 

  • tobias

    @guest now I know where the term ” An unwelcome guest” comes from. You are like a sliver slightly annoying but easily removed.

  • Anonymous

    If you want to be submissive in marriage, fine. But to claim that all women are supposed to be is absurd. 

  • Anonymous

    Duh, we don’t want anyone to dominate anyone else.

  • Anonymous

    “The feminist movement seeks to make women identical to men.”

    Not identical, not at all.
    It just seeks equal opportunity and equal pay. Not identity.

  • Anonymous

          I asked my wife:  Why is there a show called “wife swap,” but not a show called “husband swap?”  My wife said that “husband swap” would just become “men on vacation,” and things would not be unsettled and get boring. 
         Maybe these days, the word “submissive” is defined too differently by the different “cultures” in the USA.  The “alpha female” in the house has the biggest decision as to whether the home is happy or not, quiet or not, conflicted or peaceful.  So “submissive” might really mean, keep conversations to discussions.  Do not “fire off both barrels of emotion” when the husband wants to handle something differently, but not wrongly.  Also, do not engage in “husband bashing” conversations with others.      
         “A quiet and peaceful woman is a gift [from God].”

  • Anonymous

    If that were true, the whole movement would be gone by now.  It’s already illegal to discriminate against someone based on sex by not hiring them or paying them less.  In the 1930s, maybe that argument holds up, but now, they would cease to exist if that were their real goal.  We don’t still have special interest groups for the legalization of alcohol or to abolish slavery.  Those went away when they got what they wanted.  Therefore, the feminist movement obviously has another agenda.  Perhaps that’s how they started out, but they’ve clearly shifted gears.

  • Guest

    You have gall to call anyone a fool if you think that Glenn Beck is honest.

    He’s not! Not at all!

    http://www.sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/2013/02/glenn-beck-is-caught-lyingagain.html

  • Guest

    “Along with the crackpots at Breitbart, WorldNetDaily, and Alex Jones’ Infowars, Beck is outraged that the Obama administration is shielding this person whom they are certain is a dangerous terrorist. They go on to lambaste the Department of Homeland Security for initiating deportation proceedings against him in what they insist is an attempt to help him flee justice. That might be a curious development, except for the fact that it isn’t true. The Saudi who was in the hospital is not the same man that the DHS is deporting.”

    For more: http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/?p=9507

  • Watchman on the Wall

    A fool is defined by the Book of Proverbs as anyone who mocks, scorns, ridicules others. It proves your morally deficient character. So I suggest you begin by working to remove the plank of hypocrisy and wickedness from your own eye, rather than seek to remove the spec of sawdust from Glenn Beck’s eye. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” So what? So what’s your point?

  • Anonymous

    I know that the Bible says that a woman is supposed to “deeply respect her husband.”  If a man wants to be deeply respected by a woman, then he HAS TO BE DEEPLY RESPECTABLE.  That means no looking at porn and no popping your eyes out of your head when a woman more attractive than your wife walks into the room.  Wives see this this stuff and it totally undermines a woman’s ability to respect him.  So, if the male population wants respect, then be RESPECTABLE!