To Be Divine

I wonder if women’s special problem with food did not start with Eve and the apple. Eve wanted “more” out of life, and food became the symbolic representation of her cravings for knowledge. Male scholars like to see apple-eating as a symbol for sexual desire, but Eve’s daughters may be closer to the real meaning when they equate food with existential hungerings to be divinities themselves.

–Angela Barron McBride, “Fat Is Generous, Nurturing, Warm…,” Overcoming Fear of Fat

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