One thing I have noticed in my old years of Quiverfull, watching the female cultural enforcers like Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies and Lori Alexander of The Transformed Wife is that there seems to lots of food and control issues going on. And they are very gendered. Why all the food issues?
Lori complained copiously that Ken ate horrible foods, like Ritz crackers, potato chips and ice cream while resisting all her attempts to get him to eat a healthy salad. His eating stressed her out and was the catalyst for many of their fights. She’s not the only one.
It seemed to be a constant battle in some families over making the man eat correctly, treating them like naughty little boys, like deizens of Pleasure Island on ‘Pinnocchio’.
This morning I was looking around at the usual band of cultural enforcers and ran across this little quote from Doug Wilson’s book ‘Confessions of a Food Catholic’, which seems to be a bunch of strange ideas about theology and food.
I might have to get a copy of his book at this rate. I am imaging a lot of self-justification for eating junk food, which is silly. Puns on diarrhea and other school boy jokes likely.
Why is it in Evangelical Quiverfull women seek so hard to control what men eat? Is this because it’s the only sphere they can hold control over without being accused of being unsubmissive?
Doug and other guys. Eat those doughnuts if you want them. Eat those Ritz crackers. Life is too short to not eat what you want occasionally.
Does anyone really tightly control what their husband eats?
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