Activist and author Robbie Tripp received overwhelming praise Friday when an Instagram post about his wife from days earlier went viral. While some touted him as the ultimate feminist, others claimed his admiration for his wife, Sarah, was nothing more than a fetish.
In one tweet from 2015, which has apparently since been deleted, Tripp was arguably more misogynistic than feminist. “Becoming a man basically just means that you grow from your mom making you grilled cheese sandwiches to your wifey making them,” he apparently wrote.
Young Turks reporter Naomi LaChance uncovered the message. “When you don’t know how to make a sandwich,” she wrote Friday, sharing his tweet.
In a tweet that still remained on his page, Tripp referred to his partner as a trophy wife. “Having a trophy wife ain’t cheap but it’s enjoyable and worth it,” he wrote in May 2016.
|| 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. || photo cred: @kaileehjudd
In his viral post from Monday, Tripp expressed his…