“in the Manu-samhita it is clearly stated that a woman should not be given freedom” [Srila Prabhupada Bhagavad-gita 16.7 Purport]

 “in all circumstances a woman should remain dependent upon some guardian” [Srila Prabhupada SB 4.18.3 Purport]

 “In the Western countries, the women are given freedom like man, but that is unnatural. Unnatural.” [SB Lecture 1.15.20 Nov. 30, 1973 LA]
note- Prabhupada also states therein: “But the Vedic culture is different from this. Woman is not given independence.”

FDG is unnatural, ie. artificial, because it puts a woman in a role that acts independently of her husband. This contradicts Manu, who has stated:

“No sacrifice, no vow, no fast must be performed by women apart (from their husbands); if a wife obeys her husband, she will for that (reason alone) be exalted in heaven”. [Manu-samhita 5.155]

Other translations of this verse:

“But the wife is not authorized to do religious acts independently of her husband or without his consent.” [History of Dharmasastra, P.V. Kane, Vol 2, Part 1, Poona, 1941]

 “A wife has no other religious rite or vow of her own than an unflinching devotion to her lord, whereby she will be glorified.” [Manusmrti translated by M.N. Dutt, Delhi, 1998]

 “No sacrifice, no penance, and no fasting is allowed to women apart from their husbands.” [Visnu-smriti XXV]

More instructions from Manu-samhita on the position of a woman which FDG theory contradicts, disregarding the value of maintaining Varnasrama Differences in bhakti-yoga practice:

“The ritual of marriage is traditionally known as the Vedic transformative ritual for women; serving the husband is the equivalent of living with the guru, and household chores are the rites of the fire.” [Manu-samhita 2.67]

“Men should never give any license to their wives in day and night; by keeping them engaged in commendable pursuits, they should keep them under their own control. [Manu-samhita 9.2]

“The father protects her in infancy; the husband, in youth; and sons, in old age, a woman does not deserve independence.” [Manu-samhita 9.3]

“They should be employed in storing and spending money (ie. in looking after the expenses of the household), in maintaining the cleanliness of their persons and of the house, and in looking after the beddings, wearing apparels, and household furniture.” [Manu-samhita 9.11]

“Whatever be the qualities of the man with whom a woman is united according to the law, such qualities even she assumes, like a river (united) with the ocean.” [Manu-samhita 9.22]