OP ate the steak easily and was waiting for her dessert, when her MIL started her tirade.
She accused OP of attention-seeking. MIL said her husband and son were uncomfortable.
Something must be wrong with OP, she said, because no woman should eat that much.
OP refused when her MIL demanded that OP and her husband cover the bill. OP reminded her MIL of her expensive orders which cost more than her steak. Her husband is on her side, but his family has been sending OP articles about excessive eating.
OP explained what they usually did with the bill and why she balked when MIL asked her to cover the entire tab.
Redditors weren't too happy with OP's husband. They said he should have intervened.
He shouldn't have allowed his mom to disparage OP to the point where she eats before meeting them to avoid any comments about how she ate.
OP doubted how she behaved at that dinner after the messages and social media posts her husband's family wrote about her.
The misogyny is coming from inside the building. MIL needs to learn about boundaries and stop mentally calculating OP's caloric intake.
That last bite wouldn't have tasted as good with MIL's face in view.
In an alternate universe, this would have been their exchange.
People like OP's MIL would be enough to spoil anyone's appetite.
If the social media posts and messages don't stop, OP can use this comment as her default reply.
OP ate a gigantic serving of steak, sides, and a delicious dessert to prove her misogynistic MIL wrong. Her husband's mom wouldn't have choked on her food if she left what was on OP's plate alone.
Is it possible that her MIL was still hungry? Could that be the reason why she got so upset at how much OP enjoyed the steak, sides, and dessert she had for dinner?