I'm new here so bear with me.
I don't think I could ever be a stepford wife. It's not that I wouldn't want too, but I just don't think I COULD. Putting that kind of power over you into a man's hands would have a tendency to corrupt him a bit. It would take a VERY special and unique person not to let that go to their head and use it to basically bully their wife.
Besides, the men I know wouldn't want it to that extreme. They want a wife with a bit of sand and character, and a REAL helpmate. A woman who doesn't contest when you are in the wrong and tell you you're wrong isn't much of a real helpmate. She can't be the iron that sharpens HIS iron by holding him accountable and helping him stay on track.
I'd be interested to know what the divorce rate is amongst that group.