The myth of women’s clothing sizes

When it comes to women’s clothing, size is all but consistent; a woman can be a size 6 in one brand, a size 4 in a different brand and even a size 10 in yet another. While this is nothing new to female shoppers, one man just discovered the enigma that is women’s clothing.

According to Mic, Benjamin Ashton Cooper took to Facebook to share something he learned that “pissed him off” while helping his girlfriend clean out her closet.

“I noticed that a lot of what she was getting rid of was of the XL size,” he wrote in the post last week, says Mic. “That didn’t look right to me, and here’s why: They fit me.”

Cooper went on to explain that most of the clothing his girlfriend was throwing out were labelled “extra large,” and to illstrate his point, Cooper added pictures to his post of him modeling the clothing, proving that the sizes printed on the labels is far from the garments’ actual fit.

“I am not an extra large man, and, more importantly, a woman my size is NOT an extra large woman,” Cooper explained in the post. “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.”

After demonstrating his point in both words and images, Cooper ended his revelatory post by writing, “Fuck body shaming.”

Amen to that!

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