thigh gap

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thigh gap

The space visible between one's inner thighs when one stands with knees touching or almost touching. Because thinness contributes to a thigh gap, this concept is often regarded or criticized as a beauty ideal. I worry that the media is encouraging young girls to see a thigh gap as beautiful and necessary.
See also: gap, thigh
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Omielan, who has also starred on Live At The Apollo and shot to fame after a Youtube clip about the thigh gap went viral, will top the bill on Saturday July 6.
"We've seen it before with the thigh gap trend, which saw many young girls try to conform to a beauty standard that's not only unobtainable for the majority of them, but also can encourage them to use unhealthy methods to achieve it."
Critics claim this trend, like the thigh gap, is just another unrealistic and problematic body goal for women to aspire to, triggering body dysmorphia or disordered eating habits among people.
Lawley shared her response: "You sit behind a computer screen objectifying my body, judging it and insulting it, without even knowing it." The thigh gap, she said, was "just another tool of manipulation that other people are trying to use to keep me from loving my body" (Lawley, 2013).
The thigh gap is the new ideal for many who have eating disorders.
Of course, all this comes after the thigh gap phase, where young girls were dieting in a bid to show off a sizeable space between their legs on social media, think model Cara Delevingne.
"I have also seen other people online who are against it, posting pictures of the thigh gap beside pictures of Beyonce's curves.