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The Thigh Gap — a clear space, or gap, that can be seen between the thighs when a girl is standing with her knees together.

That is the definition of the "thigh gap". This new trend on social media hubs like Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, Vine, etc, is causing millions of teens to look at pictures and say, "Hey, she looks really good. She looks skinny and healthy". I hate to break it to you, but scientist and doctors all over America have labeled these girls unhealthy.

When was the last time you saw magazine with a girl who wasn't photo-shopped in anyway what so ever? Probably never. Even magazines like "Seventeen"  (which is open about the fact that they get rid of zits, bra straps, flyaway hairs, etc.) photo-shop their models, even if it's only slightly.  

People tend to look at girls with the thigh gap as one of two things:
A girl who is really pretty and skinny, or a girl who is anorexic.

Well, sometimes it's neither! You may look at yourself and wish for a little stomach and no touch thighs, but many of the girls with the thigh gap can't help it. It's all genetics and body types! I have a body type that allows me to lose weight, but will most likely never allow me to have the thigh gap. I have friends who eat double what I eat, but are still only 100 pounds.

Stressing over not having the thigh gap is very extreme. Everyone deserves to look into the mirror and see something they think is pretty. Remember, if you have any more questions, feel free to contact me!


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    Dana Meredith

    Teen Life

Blog for the Overweight Fashionista