As he prepares for another failed run at the Republican presidential nomination, Mike Huckabee has a new book out, appropriately called God, Guns, Grits and Gravy. Writing about a sexy performance from Beyonce on a TV show, Huckabee had this to say:
“My reaction: Why? Beyonce is incredibly talented – gifted, in fact. She has an exceptional set of pipes and can actually sing. She is a terrific dancer – without the explicit moves best left for the privacy of her bedroom. Jay-Z is a very shrewd businessman, but I wonder: Does it occur to him that he is arguably crossing the line from husband to pimp by exploiting his wife as a sex object?”
Oh yes, of course. Because it couldn’t possibly be that she controls her own career, right? It’s not like she was already a superstar before she ever even met Jay-Z. She’s a woman, so she can’t possibly have thoughts of her own and must be enslaved to her husband, who is so powerful that he managed to control her career before he ever met her. That’s how unbreakable a husband’s control is, they can brainwash their weak-willed wives before they even meet. It’s extraordinary.
A guy like Huckabee simply cannot conceive of a woman who has her own thoughts and her own will, and certainly not a woman who owns her own sexuality and flaunts it. It just does not compute for him. Women are just empty shells to be filled with whatever their husbands want, blank canvases, to mix metaphors, upon which he paints whatever he wants. Not unlike how they view the relationship between God and human beings in general.