Much cooler than Chuck Norris shirts. And they even come in women’s sizes! Oh happy day!
Abercrombie & Fitch is one of those companies I would gleefully enjoy seeing go bankrupt, almost 100% due to its asshole CEO. So it’s somewhat gratifying to note its adventures into the Australian market are floundering (see also: Starbucks, contrast: Borders).
See also this rebuttal to some points in the article (specifically the availability of clothing choice for plus-sized women and girls, or rather lack thereof).
According to their survey, men hate when women wear beanies, floppy hats, hair bows, open-side shirts, oversize sweaters, shoulder pads, peplums, bandeau bikinis (“they just make your shoulders look like a linebacker”), bright lipstick, heavy eye makeup, fake nails, bangles, pointy-toed shoes, wedge sneakers, ultra-high heels, fold-over ankle boots (“it looks like the shoes have foreskins”), high-waisted jeans, high-waisted shorts, high-waisted skirts (“it lacks a certain degree of subtlety”), pantsuits (“you’re a woman, not a man”), drop-crotch pants (“really, any loose fitting pants,) and mullet dresses (“I just don’t get it — where’s the fucking party??? You are covering the back!”). The question is how to wear all of these things at once.
–How to avoid bros 101.
But the etymology of the word ‘panties’ reveals it’s always contained an element of slight. When it entered the lexicon in the mid nineteenth century, it was as a derogatory diminutive of the term for men’s trousers: pantaloons. See what they did there? Took an insulting term for men’s trousers, and applied it to women and children, particularly girls, in an everyday kind of way.
–So apparently I share my revulsion towards this word with a lot of women.