Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Man criticized for praising overweight wife

ONE man’s very public tribute to his “curvy” wife ended up dividing opinion after he was slammed for “objectifying” her in the offending post. American entrepreneur Robbie Tripp took to Instagram to praise his wife, Sarah, in a post where he bigged up his own feminist credentials.

But many other feminists were less than impressed with the post, which featured a shot of Robbie and Sarah sharing a tender moment on a beach.

In his public tribute, Robbie wrote: “I love this woman and her curvy body. As a teenager, I was often teased by my friends for my attraction to girls on the thicker side. “As I became a man and started to educate myself on issues such as feminism and how the media marginalizes women by portraying a very narrow and very specific standard of beauty (thin, tall, lean), I realised how many men have bought into that lie. “For me, there is nothing sexier than this woman here: thick thighs, big booty, cute little side roll etc.”

At first, the post was widely circulated and praised as an example of touching body-positivity. But before long, the post had attracted criticism from people who claimed that there’s really nothing at all radical about a man loving his wife.

Journalist Julia Pugachevsky wrote on Twitter: “Strong contender for least fave type of male feminist is ‘man who thinks liking a curvy woman is revolutionary.’”

The critical comment, which has been retweeted over 26,000 times, sparked a fierce debate around feminism and what it means to be body positive.



Anonymous said...

The only thing that will make the feminazis happy is for all men to disappear.

Bird of Paradise said...

Too much mindless clucking from the hen house and Attila the Hen

Stan B said...

In the words of the great Milo - Feminism Is Cancer.

Anonymous said...

Amen Stan !

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Liberalisms a cancer that needs to be totaly removed