I don't live in America so I never really hear that word around where I live
Is misogyny and wifebeating just normal in your culture that you had to market it?
What if I make some new pants and call them 'sluts'
'Hey look at these new sluts I bought'
'Gosh these sluts are so dirty'
'Do you think sluts make my ass look big?'
people would go crazy because it's not already accepted
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It came from the movie A Street Car Named Desire, where Marlon Brando beats his wife while wearing a white tank top.
But yes, institutionalized sexism is what keeps the slang so popular; just like terms like "man eater." I don't see why its so acceptable to call a shirt a wifebeater :p