A week ago right here on the Shorewood Patch, we took on a stereotype and showed it to be nothing more than a baseless myth.
We proved, through a scientific survey, that just because someone happens to get arrested while wearing a sleeveless white undershirt, or as some might call it, a "wife-beater," it does not necessarily mean he beat his wife, or even allegedly beat his wife.
In fact, we showed that men apparelled in this fashion get arrested for all manner of crimes.
Not that that these gentlemen have been found guilty of doing anything wrong. They are innocent until proven guilty. Still, they did manage to get arrested on a myriad of charges, and you can't take that away from them.
Right, right, you say. That's all fine. But what about the women?
What about the women, indeed. Is there any correlation between their wearing tank tops and a penchant for domestic violence?
Of course there isn't, we thought to ourselves. But then figured we better check it out before we went out on a limb and started making all sorts of pronouncements.
So we here at the Shorewood Patch undertook yet another scientific survey, and guess what we found out? We found out that we were right again.
There is absolutely nothing to suggest the tank top is a symptom of domestic violence, regardless of whether it is a man or a woman wearing said sleeveless garment. We at the Shorewood Patch have proven it once and for all.
And if you want to check out the evidence, take a stroll through this latest collection of photographs in the Rogues Gallery and see for yourself.