A Gynowife refers to a women who adheres to either the traditional gynocentric role (#Tradwife-2) and expects her husband to adhere to a gynocentric perspective, or alternatively to the modern feminist insistence that wives should dominate and set the tempo of all relationship matters and the men should simply fall into line instead of mansplaining etc. Whether of the traditionalist or feminist variety, the Gynowife implies a Gynohusband who sacrifices a significant amount of his own self-interest in service to his wife's interests, needs and comfort. By way of contrast, Tradhusbands and Modhusbands don’t defer to wives on all matters – they retain some agency in the service of their own welfare and interests.
The four relationship models
Below are the four relationship models alluded to in Wright's introductory survey: