My family is sticking up for @candacecbure on social media today! Don't let people get you down. Keep doing what you're doing! ❤️
— Mikaela Phillips (@mphillips119) January 8, 2014
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.”
— Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure) January 6, 2014
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”:
Thanks Candace Cameron, for setting women back approximately a billion years… http://t.co/sB0KblWn7a
— Marie Claire (@marieclaire) January 7, 2014
— Cee Cee (@Cee_Ceelicious) January 8, 2014
Go away Candace Cameron. You set women back about a 100 years w/ your ignorance. You and your brother are psychopaths.
— Jamie (@JamieLynnODell) January 8, 2014
@candacecbure I admire your candor in admitting that you would allow your entire family to suffer if your husband makes a bad decision.
— ɹǝƃɐɹd uɥoɾ (@EvilLiberalPig) January 8, 2014
Feminism and liberalism: all about choice, unless it’s the wrong choice.
@candacecbure I may not choose the same path for myself but no one should judge your choices! It's obviously working for you. Kudos lady!
— Shannon S. (@MizShannonS) January 8, 2014
It's not how my marriage works, but that isn't to say it doesn't work for others. 17 years and 3 kids tell me @candacecbure is succeeding.
— Mama Unhinges (@mamaunhinges) January 8, 2014
Bingo. If it works for Bure and her family, then good for them.
Bure addressed critics with a fantastic photo-smackdown:
Nothing weak about this- people talk about what they don't understand. http://t.co/c2cAuUkqVY
— Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure) January 8, 2014
Rawr. You go, lady!
If anyone needs us, we’ll be at the gym.