“The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday—but never jam to-day.”
“It must come sometimes to ‘jam to-day,’” Alice objected.
“No, it ca’n’t,” said the Queen. “It’s jam every other day: to-day isn’t any other day, you know”
― Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There
Last week I covered the complementarian argument that Adam’s sin was failing to prevent Eve from being tempted into sinning. This specific bogus claim is part of a larger pattern where headship alternates between being denied (or minimized to irrelevance) and headship being used as a handy club to bludgeon husbands (usually to blame men for women’s sins).
The speed with which the transformation occurs often makes this particular method of complementarian rationalization quite comical. I once attended a sermon where the pastor started by explaining that his wife is in authority over him, and discussed the proper ways she punishes…