When I was 15, and still pretty new to Canada and English terms, my boyfriend at the time told me he liked wife beaters, I side eyed him so hard & called him out on it, while he reassured me it was simply the name of the shirt.
I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who noticed how fucked up the term is.
I’ve always hated that shit. I grew up calling them tank tops or undershirts and will continue to do so
I remember the exact moment I realized what I was saying when my old (English) manager at Lindt Chocolate gave me a look when I said it. Somehow the words never clicked in my head every time I’d said it before that.
They’re racer backs or muscle shirts, that’s what I’ve always called them.