Another Man Gets 'Undressed' to Support Women's Body Image

May 26th 2016

Danielle DeCourcey

A husband stood up for his wife by doing something slightly unusual — but not that unusual for social media. A man with the Facebook name Michael Jammer is the second man this month wearing women's clothing in a viral photo for the purpose of blasting body-shaming. This new post has been shared more than 48,000 times.

Jammer started his rant by setting the stage. He didn't understand why his wife was annoyed every time they went clothes shopping, until he put on her clothes.

"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 aggravated, I now understand why."

As a tall and relatively slender man, according to the post, Jammer wears a medium shirt, and he expected his wife to wear about the same. Instead he found out that her tank tops are extra large and he was less than pleased. Jammer posted about the pressure that the fashion industry puts on women and how it contributes to eating disorders.

"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."

However bathing suit shopping especially annoyed Jammer. He praised his wife's "gorgeous" curves and questioned why the fashion industry would make the sizes so small.

"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!"

Jammer touched on some important issues with his post. Fashion models and the fashion industry have long been accused of promoting an unhealthily thin image. A Gucci ad was banned last month in the U.K. for featuring a model that was too thin.

About 40 to 60 percent of young girls from the ages of 6 to 12 are concerned about becoming too fat and this concern lasts through life, according to the National Eating Disorder Association. About 58 percent of college women are worried about staying a certain weight, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders.

Earlier this month a Facebook user by the name of Benjamin Cooper also took a stand in a similar fashion. Like Jammer, he also put on an extra large women's shirt while helping his girlfriend clean out her closet. His brain exploded.

"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 pisses me off."

Cooper called out the fashion industry and men who perpetuate sexist stereotypes.

"I am not an extra large man, and, more importantly, a woman my size is NOT an extra large woman. This bullshit right here is why we have 8 year olds with eating disorders. This shit right here is why men shout "fucking fat hog!" at even nominally curvy girls on the street. This is why men who think sexism is a "myth" perpetuated by liberal pussies are Full. Of. Shit.
Fuck body shaming. #‎EndBodyShaming.
One Million Vaginas"

Cooper's post has more than 300,000 shares after three weeks on social media.

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