It’s not the newest news, but the whole “thigh gap” thing, especially among young women, has been a simmering pot that came into media focus a couple of weeks ago when I was off the grid on a sailboat vacation. It was on the news and in the paper and on the web. It’s a popular hashtag on Twitter.
Sam alluded to it in her post about bathing suit anxiety. The “thigh gap” aspiration is the newest thing driving young women to obsessive dieting and disordered eating.
I am a woman in her late forties with no teenagers, so I’m a bit out of the loop sometimes. When I discovered the world of tumblrs (such as “fuckyeahthighgap” and “thigh gap” ) devoted to the thigh gap, I confess to being not just shocked, but profoundly saddened.
I don’t even want to link to the sites because they are so…
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