A viral body-shaming tweet has triggered alarm bells for many women.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that you should never ever tell a woman what she and cannot do – especially if it involves eating a delicious tuna melt sandwich.
So, when one writer witnessed a man body-shaming a woman in a New York City café, she decided to share her thoughts on Twitter.
“How do I transmit subtle ‘leave him’ vibes to this woman in this sandwich shop whose boyfriend told her that the tuna melt would be ‘a little fattening, babe’,” she wrote.
The tweet has since gone viral – receiving nearly 50,000 likes.
“I have just straight up told guys like that ‘she could do a lot better than you’ before,” wrote Matilda actress Mara Wilson.
“I hope she got two with extra mayo,” another user wrote.
Some people have also shared similarly horrifying stories of their own.
“I was in a relationship like this with a ‘gym rat’ boyfriend who was super judgy of all my choices, who at one point was literally saying to me daily ‘if you loved me you would exercise’,” one user shared.
“Working in retail, I had a woman ask her husband’s advice on a dress. ‘Don’t plan on buying it unless you’re also planning on a diet,’ he replied,” she wrote.
After overhearing what the husband had said, another man had then allegedly shouted: “If you wanna stay married you’ll learn real quick never to say that again!’”, to which the women in the shop responded by applauding.
Another woman shared: “I recently got out of a relationship with a guy who would criticise my weight almost every day - the worst was when he said he was embarrassed to introduce me to his friends.”
However, thanks to Jameela Jamil’s I Weigh campaign, the conversation around body-shaming and body diversity has been in the spotlight in recent months. So much so, women in their droves have shared their true ‘weight’ online – opting to celebrate their achievements rather than the number on the scales. Go on, get involved here.