Their Eyes Were Watching God Chapter 7
Janie becomes even more aware that the state of her marriage is not good. She is less and less satisfied with Jody and she speaks her mind less and less.
Jody continuously insults Janie. He tells her that she is getting old and she isn't what she used to be (even though he is older and in worse shape). Janie insults him in front of the porch sitters:
"'When you pull down yo' britches, you look lak de change uh life.'" Chapter 7, pg. 75
He feels stripped of his masculinity, slaps her, and makes her leave the store.