Last week, a man named Robbie Tripp posted a picture of himself and his wife Sarah at the beach, and in the sweetest caption he described all of the little reasons why he loves her “curvy” body.
“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,” he 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, 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
Later in the post, he mentioned how he began educating himself on feminism and the many ways that “the media marginalized women.” In response, a few internet feminists came for Robbie, claiming he had no right to speak about his wife’s body and that it even made them uncomfortable!
strong contender for least fave type of male feminist is “man who thinks liking a curvy woman is revolutionary” pic.twitter.com/BzDhhiSHNA
— Julia Pugachevsky (@jaypugz) August 3, 2017
My favorite part is that he spends the whole post talking about body positivity and then ends it by insulting skinny women.
— Marisa Carpico (@MarisaCarpico) August 4, 2017
If my boyfriend constantly talked about my body the way this guy does I would be super uncomfortable
— Tyler McCall (@eiffeltyler) August 4, 2017
Instead of clapping back at his haters, Robbie decided to twirl in them by sharing with his new followers all of the positive recognition his post received. “It’s been incredible to see the reaction from my simple post celebrating my wife and her body,” he said. “So much positivity and love have come from it. Seeing men from around the world tagging their girlfriend/wife and telling her how much they love her curvy body has been amazing.”
We don’t know how anyone could have received this negatively! Go, Robbie and Sarah!
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