When men have opinions, they generally feel the inescapable need to express them immediately (usually accompanied by an air of confidence which would be considered “grating” if it were exhibited by a woman). And, thanks to the proliferation of social media, the male tendency to brutishly declare opinions as facts has reached a fever pitch — particularly and especially when those opinions concern the habits of women.
I’m not sure who told guys that their perspective on women’s fashion, behavior and beauty choices held any sway … but, evidently, many men have the innate belief that what they have to say about women actually matters to women. (I know, I’m just as shocked as you are.)
Facebook user David Kimmel-Spivey recently shared a rather obnoxious opinion about T-shirts on social media — specifically, that women who wear baggy shirts with shorts deserve the moniker “trashwalkers.”
Kimmel-Spivey shared his opinion with an accompanying photo of Hailey Baldwin wearing an oversized shirt and sneakers.
Twitter user Brenna Holtzclaw brought the Facebook post to everyone’s attention when she tweeted out a screencap of the post, criticizing Kimmel-Spivey’s hateful message. The tweet garnered over 20,000 likes and 7,600 retweets.
Not surprisingly, people were rolling their eyes over this guy’s “hot take.”
I’m super happy that you feel like your terrible opinion has any sort of clout, David, but perhaps the next time you feel tempted to criticize female fashion choices, you’ll remember that you (presumably) have a penis, and zip your damn mouth.