why are they are call wife beaters ?

United States
December 29, 2009 7:38am CST
the tank tops tshirts why are they are call wife beaters? if a female wear one are they call husband beaters ? i always wonder this, someone told me because most men who beats thier wife wears them hum
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7 responses
• United States
29 Dec 09
I have never thought about this at all. I don't think your friend is right about this. You may not ever find the real answer here. This is a tough question.
• United States
29 Dec 09
yeah alot of people here calls them wife beaters. but no one can answer this question because i never heard this when i was growing up at all. i guess its something new thanks
@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
29 Dec 09
Never heard this before ,I dont think that is a custom out here .However from a mans perspective I can see how seeing your wife in something like taht migh motivate a man to want to beat his wife .lol,hope that is not the case where you are .If it was a custom here many women would get a lot of beating because it is very popular here
• United States
29 Dec 09
no its not with me for sure. but i hear my kids or other always calling them wife beaters and when i asked why they can never answer me
• United States
29 Dec 09
This is a link to the definition in an urban dictionary. Wich I guess is true to a degree..... but in the same right a stereo type as well. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Wife%20beater&defid=3278258
• United States
29 Dec 09
interesting thanks i got wondering this..
@hexeduser22 (5873)
• Philippines
16 Jan 10
I really have no idea at all and I'm one of the anxious people who wants to know. This is completely new to me. For once I never saw tank tops that way
@tawny_24 (351)
• United States
6 Jan 10
It is a joke. The joke is that trailer park or poor people wear those tank tops, and all poor people act stupid and beat women.
@JenInTN (27571)
• United States
30 Dec 09
LOL..I don't know why they call them that. I have wondered that myself. It may be because of the way a "wife beater" is portrayed on TV. They are always wearing one of those shirts. LOL
@meapas (2435)
• India
30 Dec 09
People like to go for something new always. You too can try something new to enjoy the season. It is all for fun and nothing else.