So I'm helping my girlfriend clean out her closet (literally, shut up), and I noticed that a lot of what she was getting...Posted by Benjamin Ashton Cooper on Thursday, May 5, 2016
Although women have constantly defended each other from body shamers on the internet, it's not every day you see a guy doing so while wearing his girlfriend's clothes. In a Facebook post, Benjamin Ashton Cooper explained that he was helping his girlfriend clean her closet (A+ boyfriend already) when he noticed that the clothes she was getting rid of had XL labels. Benjamin, who wears a small in men's, decided to try on several tank tops and found that they fit him.
After seeing the disparity in women's fashion of what is deemed "small" and "extra large," Ben took to social media to vent his frustrations, saying, "I am not an extra large man, and, more importantly, a woman my size is NOT an extra large woman." He went on to suggest society's perception of women and weight is so skewed that it points to a larger discussion on sexism.
"My point wasn't about the sizes, it's about the disparity in sizing between men and women," he wrote. "The fact that I got into both a men's small and a women's extra large is straight up sexism. Body shaming sexism."
We love that Benjamin is not only defending his girlfriend and other women in his post but also providing a positive male voice to the body-shaming discussion. As he aptly pointed out: "weight and height are not end-all, be-all indicators of body type."