I will get into writing about it eventually, but this is a very good peek into the subversive nature and intent of the overtly submissive wife.
And its addendum, this:
She cannot be called out on this, as any challenge of her motivation and self interest in this manipulation game can be deflected by assuming a posture of victim of the challenge. The instinctive protective behavior of other males coming to her rescue will appear perfectly reasonable, and violence directed by them against anyone challenging her complicity and indirect agency is hidden, and attributed in a simplistic reduction to male aggression.
Wow, that is rich, and full of layers. The underlined portion speaks loudly.