Our standards are so low, we’re celebrating a man for being attracted to his wife
Does it matter she’s curvy? lol
by Una Dabiero
If you’ve been on Twitter today, you’ve probably seen an Instagram post floating around written by Robbie Tripp about loving his wife. Sure, love is cute and all, but Robbie’s status wasn’t just about love. It was about loving his wife even though she’s curvy.
|| 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, ones who were shorter and curvier, girls that the average (basic) bro might refer to as "chubby" or even "fat." Then, 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 realized how many men have bought into that lie. For me, there is nothing sexier than this woman right here: thick thighs, big booty, cute little side roll, etc. Her shape and size won't be the one featured on the cover of Cosmopolitan but it's the one featured in my life and in my heart. There's nothing sexier to me than a woman who is both curvy and confident; this gorgeous girl I married fills out every inch of her jeans and is still the most beautiful one in the room. Guys, rethink what society has told you that you should desire. A real woman is not a porn star or a bikini mannequin or a movie character. She's real. She has beautiful stretch marks on her hips and cute little dimples on her booty. Girls, don't ever fool yourself by thinking you have to fit a certain mold to be loved and appreciated. There is a guy out there who is going to celebrate you for exactly who you are, someone who will love you like I love my Sarah. || photo cred: @kaileehjudd
Ok, let’s break this down. He starts this post off by applauding himself for loving “thick” women even though he was teased? Like, what do you think those girls went through for actually being thick? Definitely worse teasing than you ever experienced.
"Everyone mocks me, and I make very sure to tell her 'girl, they think you're nast but I love you anyway, rolls and all. So many rolls.'"
— Courtney Enlow (@courtenlow) August 4, 2017
Then, he talks about how much he knows about ~feminism~ and how ~marginalized women~ are. Because he is an educated bro, knight-in-shining-armor here to save womankind. Because we can’t save ourselves. We need to be accepted by men to survive, obviously.
But to take the cake, he brags that he loves his wife’s “thick thighs, big booty, and cute little side roll.” First, those are completely normal body parts for a human to have. Also, it’s her body? Why are you applauding yourself for accepting something about someone else? That should be a given. We should all accept each other. And like, I hope you like your wife’s body? She’s your wife.
What is happening. He loves his wife? She's not insanely thin & loves her "anyway?" This is some patronizing bullshit.
— Joseph Rogers (@VFLJoe) August 4, 2017
He ends the post with a shoutout to girls, reminding them one day they’ll be lucky enough to find someone who accepts them. There’s a guy out there who is going to celebrate you, ladies! You don’t need to worry about other parts of your life. Your confidence should 100% hinge on finding a guy to fuck you — as though you don’t get dick by yourself.
Wow, "don't worry fat girls if you play your cards right someday you'll get a me and you'll be lucky like my wife" great content as usual!!
— sticking to jorts (@statsrespecter) August 4, 2017
Maybe the worst thing about this post is the postive reaction it got — it has over 21,000 likes on Instagram, and more than 86,000 likes on Facebook. It got so big, Buzzfeed covered it as an ~inspirational love story.~
Is it news that a curvy woman is attractive to her husband? Do better, Buzzfeed. https://t.co/jazLUd7qhi
— Mike Shaw (@whitmanesque) August 4, 2017
Robbie, it’s not inspirational you love your beautiful wife. It doesn’t matter what body type she has. It’s patronizing you don’t think it’s obvious she deserves love and feel like you need to broadcast what a cool dude you are for liking thick ladies.
Everyone already knows we’re hot.
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