He helped his girlfriend clean out her wardrobe and was shocked to find this...
We only need to look through our own wardrobes to see that the sizing of women’s clothes is all over the place. In fact sometimes it’s hard to say what dress size we even are because of how dramatically it changes from one brand to the next.
Enter Benjamin Ashton Cooper, who recently stated the obvious in the most fantastic way.
Cue the most brilliant, to the point post about body shaming and sexism we’ve seen in a long time…
‘So I’m helping my girlfriend clean out her closet’, he wrote, ‘and I noticed that a lot of what she was getting rid of was of the XL size. That didn’t look right to me, and here’s why: They fit me. I don’t say that to be silly or ironic. It pisses me off.I am not an extra large man, and, more importantly, a woman my size is NOT an extra large woman.’
And with that, he said everything women have ever wanted to say about body shaming.
‘My point wasn’t about the sizes, it’s about the disparity in sizing between men and women. The fact I can get into both a men’s small and a women’s extra large is straight up sexism. Body shaming is sexism.’
High five, Ben, we couldn’t agree more.