When Michael Jammer took his wife shopping for clothes, he wanted to understand why his wife was always annoyed every time they went clothes shopping. It wasn’t until he put on her clothes, that he understand his wife’s frustration and that of many women around the world.
Instead of internalizing the frustration (as many women do), Jammer went one step further and shared a viral Facebook post, showing a photo of himself wearing one of his wife’s tank tops that was sized XL.
Jammer explained he wears a medium shirt and had thought his wife would have worn a similar size. Instead, he found out that the clothes that fit his wife were tagged size XL.
“I’m extremely irritated and let me tell you why. I took these pics to prove a point. I’m 6’1″ 150 lbs, I’m not a huge guy. I wear a medium shirt. So when I go shopping with my wife and see her get aggrivated, I now understand why. This is her shirt. It’s an XL. Do I look extra large to any of you? NO, either is she, so why do these companies continue to shame women and their weight. She wears my shirts on occasion, a medium. So why is this necessary? And we wonder why so many young women have eating disorders. So then we go looking for swim suits. What a joke. It’s like if you have a few extra pounds and maybe more, these companies are purposely shaming women. The most God awful designs and patterns. My wife maybe a little thick but her curves are just gorgeous. So why create a swim suit that makes you look and feel like something you’re not. I may need to get into the fashion industry. And start designing clothes for those ladies. With actual real sizes!”
The Facebook post has gone viral and has been shared over 72,000 times.
Jammer is not the first male partner to go to social media to share his view on female clothing sizes.
Three weeks ago, another Facebook user Benjamin Cooper took a similar stand, by wearing an extra large women’s top while he helped his girlfriend clean out her wardrobe.
“So I’m helping my girlfriend clean out her closet (literally, shut up), 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 p*sses me off.”
The rest of his post can be read here.
The post raised the same questions about eating disorders and body shaming of women.
Cooper’s post has now been shared over 300,000 times on social media.
Which begs the question, if the guys get it… then why can’t our fashion designers?