Candace Cameron Bure made feminist heads spin wildly this week while promoting her book, “Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose,” on “HuffPost Live.”
The 37-year-old actress has three children and has been married for 17 years. Here’s what she said about her relationship with her husband:
“I love that my man is a leader. I want him to lead and be the head of the family and those decisions, major decisions, do fall on him,” she told HuffPo Live. “It doesn’t mean I don’t voice my opinion. It doesn’t mean I don’t have an opinion. I absolutely do. But it is very difficult to have two heads of authority.”
The former “Full House” star wrote a book, “Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose,” and wrote, “I quickly learned that I had to find a way of honoring his take-charge personality and not get frustrated about his desire to have the final decision on just about everything. I am not a passive person, but I chose to fall into a more submissive role in our relationship because I wanted to do everything in my power to make my marriage and family work.”
“The definition that I’m using with submissive is the biblical definition,” she explained. “It’s meekness. It is not weakness. It’s strength under control. It’s bridled strength.”
“Submissive” + “biblical” = riled up lefties, natch. Self-appointed authorities on how women should live their lives took to Twitter to explain why Bure is setting women back as much as “a billion years”:
Feminism and liberalism: all about choice, unless it’s the wrong choice.
Bingo. If it works for Bure and her family, then good for them.
Bure addressed critics with a fantastic photo-smackdown:
Rawr. You go, lady!
If anyone needs us, we’ll be at the gym.