A husband’s Instagram post about loving his wife’s “curvy” size has sparked a backlash online about body image and feminism, BBC report.
American entrepreneur Robbie Tripp, who describes himself as “husband to a curvy goddess”, posted a photograph of him and his wife, explaining in a popular post that becoming a feminist taught him that “curvy” women could be sexy.
“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,” he wrote.
“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.”
The post quickly attracted criticism online for suggesting that men be applauded if they prefer body types that do not fit the “tall and thin” look portrayed as conventionally attractive by popular culture.