A sexist gorilla in Texas is making headlines this week for inappropriate behavior around females in his species.
But this primate has nothing on Melissa Gorga.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast members released an advice book titled "Love, Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Happy Marriage" on September 17 - and it's being met with some major critical backlash.
Many are coming down on Gorga for the role she outlines for women in a marriage, pointing to various passages that appear as if the reality star is advocating "marital rape."
Take this paragraph penned by Melissa's husband, Joe Gorga:
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. Women don't realize how easy men are. Just give us what we want.
Gorga herself, meanwhile, advises women not to say "no" to their man too often because "eventually he will leave you alone more than you wish he would."
She also says her gender should do housework to "stay grounded;" should be "eye candy" for their husbands; and should permit them to yell at them to "release stress."
The memoir only has two stars on Amazon and one reader summed up the feelings of many very well when she wrote on the website:
"This book was painful. Shame on whoever told Melissa Gorga she could write. Not to mention that her 'secrets' are from another century. I've been married nearly 30 years. We still got it. And it has nothing to do with being my husband's servant. It has to do with love and respect. Too bad the author of this drivel doesn't know that."