This 'Enlightened' Bro Thinks He Deserves a Medal for Loving His Curvy Wife

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A 26-year-old "entrepreneur" named Robbie Tripp wants the world to know that he is a body-positive feminist. His proof? An open letter to and photos of his wife, Sarah Tripp, which feature "declarations of love," like, "For me, there is nothing sexier than this woman right here: thick thighs, big booty, cute little side roll, etc."

  • That's what he posted on this cute couple photo.

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    Right. You got that. He called attention to his wife's thighs and "side roll" in an Instagram post. Just lay us down on a bed of roses, buddy. But that's not the half of it. 

    Robbie told the world, "She has beautiful stretch marks on her hips and cute little dimples on her booty."

    Some are swooning over this guy's supposed send-up to the average girl physique.

    As he wrote on Instagram:

    "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."

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  • And don't worry ... that's not all he loves.

    As he posted in this shot with a Fourth of July shout-out and his hand cupped firmly on his wife's booty, Robbie Tripp gets to "live his dream in the land of freedom and opportunity."

    Hey, what's wrong with a man loving his wife's derriere? Nothing. But the praise for Tripp's praise of his wife's body leaves something to be desired ... namely the way he stereotypes her as someone who "won't be the one featured on the cover of Cosmopolitan." According to Tripp, her body type is "the one featured in my life and in my heart."

    At the outset, that sounds lovely. It really does. Here's a guy who doesn't go by the magazine cover version of perfect to find perfection.

    On the other hand, the magazines represent a microcosm of femalekind -- and a heavily Photoshopped version at that. If this is what he thinks we need to compare women to, he represents not what's "right" with some guys, but what's wrong.

    Men shouldn't be looking to magazines -- especially considering how much digital engineering goes into them -- to determine what's attractive and what's not. 

  • Some women were truly moved.

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    They saw this as a sign of body acceptance -- and helped boost Robbie's latest post to more than 23,000 likes. 

    And other self-congratulating bros are coming out of the woodwork too, calling him a "brave boy," while offering him a whole bunch of back-slapping. Brave. For loving his own wife?

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  • But not surprisingly, Robbie's raising a little ire too.

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    Tripp's effusive assertion that women can find a guy who accepts them, even if they're -- gasp! -- curvy, is also making people irate.

    As he says, "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."

    The assertion that a woman's worth is contingent on her being able to land a dude makes a lot of us want to scream.

  • Because how dare a guy just love her for being a human being, right?

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    One quick look, and Tripp's wife looks like a human woman ... So, why it's not enough to love her just as she is strikes us as confusing. Are we missing something here?

    We fall in love with a whole human, right? And not for the accolades of loving them, despite some imagined flaw. 

    While it may not be Tripp's plan to present his wife's assets as flaws -- merely poor word choice -- it's hard not to ignore the assertion that women with curves have a place in life because somewhere out there is a man who loves them. 

    Women who have curves aren't valuable because of a man's (or a woman's) love.  To borrow (and adapt) from Dr. Seuss, a human's a human, no matter their size. 

    And really, that's enough.

  • Feminism isn't about accepting women "even though" they don't fit an ideal.

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    It's about the audacious notion that women are human, regardless of whether they fit impossible standards set forth by society. 

    And it follows that men who love women, regardless of those society standards, aren't heroes. They're just people. 

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