Menstuff® has compiled the following information on tank tops for wife beaters and the wives who have been beaten. The wife in this picture looks like she has a metal bar through her left bicep.
Wife Beater (noun) 1. tank-style underwear shirts. Origin: based on the stereotype that physically abusive husbands wear that particular style of undershirt. The site glorifies wife beaters showing Kid Rock and Ron Jeremy wearing the shirts and including a photo gallery of the Wife Beaters Hall of Fame. Other wife beaters shown are Ike Turner, O.J. Simpson, Mike Tyson, Riddick 'Big Daddy' Bowe, Rick James, James Brown, John Wayne Bobbit, Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) and Sasha Mitchell. And, did I mention the "Bonus Beater"? Convicted wife beaters only. Buy one "Wife Beater" tank top and get the second one half-price. Add $1 to your order for each of the following stains and/or holes you'd like included: Natural Light, 10W-40, Blood or Cigarette holes.
Here's the whole line:
Note the T-shirt bottom right.
Julian even has a Lil' Wife Beater T-shirt, for the kid in training.
We're not sure who the market is for these tank tops and T-Shirts. If it's intended as a joke, it isn't funny. However, it is an interesting concept if the judicial system would pick up on it. Include in the sentence of a first time offender a requirement to wear a shirt or jacket with Wife Beater (or better yet, "I'm a Wife Beater") visibly showing at all times whenever in public for the first three months of parole. Include a visit to their parole office weekly and participation in an Overcoming Violence program.
www.wife-beaters.com is run by James (Julian) Doolin at 800.886.2653 or 972.241.2326. or. He has two different addresses. (1) 11258 Goodnight Ln, Ste 105, Dallas, TX 75229 at JulianDoolin@hotmail.com,, or (2) P.O. Box 59721, Dallas, TX 75229 at email@example.com
Related Actions: Items from David & Goliath and It's Happy Bunny and sold at Claire's, Border's Books and Fred Meyer plus Rotten Cotton and Future Wife Beater T-shirts and Flatline stickers
Violence shapes and obsesses our society, and if we do not stop being violent we have no future. - Edward Bond