Real Housewives' Melissa Gorga Accused of Advocating Marital Rape in New Book
Real Housewife of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga's new advice book Love, Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage has been accused of advocating marital rape.
In one passage of the book, according to Jezebel, the Bravo star's husband Joe Gorga writes: "Men, I know you think your woman isn't the type who wants to be taken. But trust me, she is. Every girl wants to get her hair pulled once in a while. If your wife says "no," turn her around, and rip her clothes off. She wants to be dominated."
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Melissa Gorga goes on to admit that even if she has no desire to do it, it's a wife's responsibility "to be available for sex" and offers the helpful wisdom, "You can do just about anything for ten minutes." As for the women who don't give it up enough? It's their fault if their husband's cheat, Gorga and her husband explain.
The reality star also describes a variety of misogynist ideas, including how traditional gender roles are important to a good marriage, the notion that a woman should "dress to please your man" instead of for herself, and that a lady should hide all signs of bodily functions. "Girls don't poop. Me, never have. Never will. It just doesn't happen. Or, that's what Joe thinks!" Gorga writes. "We've been married for nine years, and he has never once seen or smelled my business. How have I pulled this off? I don't do it when he's around or awake. In an emergency, I have my ways of pooping so he won't hear, smell, or see. It's a challenge."
Gorga defended her questionable advice on Twitter.
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