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How The ‘Wife Beater” Got Its Name

The sexist term got its roots from stereotypes of immigrants

From MabelAmber on Pixabay

“It was so OK to beat your wife until so recently that today we have a kind of shirt named after it,” Louis C.K. once joked.

My girlfriend was wearing a tank top yesterday and I made a comment about how I usually didn’t see her wear wife beaters. Then I thought about it — it was…




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