A BOOK advising newly-wed women on how to be “submissive” has become a publishing phenomenon in Spain while outraging feminists who have called for it to be banned.

The polemic book by married Italian author Costanza Miriano titled ‘Cásate y sé sumisa – Get Married and Be Submissive – was published by the Catholic Arbishopric of the southern city of Granada in November and soared up the bestseller list.

The book, which was a bestseller in Italy, preaches a message of “loyal obedience, generosity and submission” on the part of the new wife and offers nuggets of advice for the newly-wed on how to please one’s husband.

The book currently appears at number 15 on the Amazon bestseller list in Spain but has raised the hackles of modern-minded senoras who even staged a public demonstration against the tome, where they tore up copies.

Women’s groups are considering legal action to get it banned arguing that it promotes gender violence.

One passage suggests: “We [women] like humiliation because it is for a greater good.”


  1. Freedom from male oppression is quite important too. Some might say equally so. But books aren’t for banning, wholesale ridicule is far more effective. Notable is the fact it was published by a Catholic body. Those guys DO like to keep the women in line…

  2. Indeed Rob. And it is carried out because it’s what men demand.Very difficult to rid oneself of a daughter if the procedure hasn’t been carried out on the prospective wife. Thereby having another impossible to feed mouth.

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