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Man Claims Women With Stretch Marks Should Be 'Ashamed' Of Their Bodies

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Man Claims Women With Stretch Marks Should Be 'Ashamed' Of Their Bodies

A mum claimed a 68-year-old man told her women should be 'ashamed' of their post-pregnancy bodies.

The woman took to Reddit to explain how a client at work went on a rant about how he was 'repulsed' by stretch marks and loose skin.

"He as a sculptor who mostly used nude models. One day he comes in and starts chatting about a new sculpture is was working on then starts to get heated over a model that came into a class he was taking," reads the post.

"He said he was repulsed by the stretch marks and loose skin on her abdomen.

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"He went on about how she had no business modelling her 'wrecked' body."

The woman took to Reddit to explain how a man ranted about how he was 'repulsed' by stretch marks and loose skin (Credit: Shutterstock)
The woman took to Reddit to explain how a man ranted about how he was 'repulsed' by stretch marks and loose skin (Credit: Shutterstock)

The man apparently thought the woman had 'let herself go' and she should be embarrassed by her appearance.

"He believed she shouldn't be proud of how she let herself go and didn't do a better job with upkeep during her pregnancy," the post continued.

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Understandably, the woman was left furious but had to remain professional because he was a client.

"I was fuming, him being a client made the entire interaction uncomfortable at best. I wanted to tell him off but I had to bite my tongue," she added.

The post has received dozens of comments from readers on the community site who were stunned by the outrageous remarks.

One comment read: "In what way can stretch marks from pregnancy be considered 'letting yourself go?' Um, you either get them or you don't and it's pretty much down to genetics. What an idiot!"

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Another added: "Dude needs to grow up, and look in a mirror. At 68 he's got his share of 'flaws' too. He's way to judgy."

A third wrote: "This makes me rage. Models do us artists a huge favour by posing for us (even if a lot of them get compensated somehow for doing it) and I have nothing but respect for the people who do it."

The woman added that she struggled to accept her body after childbirth but she felt 'inspired' by the model's confidence.(Credit: Shutterstock)
The woman added that she struggled to accept her body after childbirth but she felt 'inspired' by the model's confidence.(Credit: Shutterstock)

The woman added that she struggled to accept her body after childbirth but she felt 'inspired' by the model's confidence.

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"While he's body shaming her, I was wishing I had her confidence. I can't imagine the amount of courage it took her to not only be comfortable with her body but to allow others to immortalised it in their art," she said.

"As a woman who has had a hard time accepting my body after childbirth, this interaction was bittersweet.

"On one hand I was indirectly told I was disgusting because I probably look more like the woman he was ranting about.

"On the other hand, I'm feeling inspired by the freedom this woman must feel to have fully accepted herself, scars and all. His ugliness towards her only made her beauty shine brighter.

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"I thought I'd share this experience for anyone else struggling with their body image. Don't let unsolicited judgements about how you look affect your ability to love yourself. Your body is a canvas and it's ok let life paint it!"

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock

Topics: Life, Reddit, Health

Charlie Bell
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