That's the clearest explanation of Marston's agenda I've seen, thanks. It's still very one-sided; the idea that submittting to those you think have your best interests in mind still rings false. There were and are plenty of mothers, wives and girlfriends with domineering selfish attitudes; giving yourself over to being controlled by those individuals would be disastrous. (Just as advising women to passively do whatever their husbands said because they were lord and master was as wrong). And women may not not have been in charge in public office or professions in 1940, but let's be honest- there were plenty of marriages where the wife was the boss and she kept it that way. The meek henpecked husband was just as real and as common as the over-controlling type.