New Survey shows 40% Women want a thigh gap (Gasp!)
In news that is not at all shocking to anyone not in denial and trying to push strong or fat is the new skinny rubbish, a survey done by the London research group OnePulse has found that a whopping 40 percent of women said they would feel more confident with a thigh gap. Of women who said they already have a thigh gap, 65 percent said they would feel fat without it.
Whoever said thigh gaps were so last year and out of style (this would be the fat acceptance, thin shaming and/or hating crowd) can stop spreading what can only be classified as wishful thinking. Women want thigh gaps – and have always wanted them – because THEY find it to be attractive. The truth is no one aspires to be overweight, fat or obese. We all inherently know and feel more confident when we are at the size we were meant to be, and what our great grandparents naturally were – a heck of a lot smaller than what is considered normal today.
The article agrees with me:
While it’s not certain the numbers would apply to a larger population, they do suggest that the era of the lusted-after thigh gap — a space between a woman’s upper thighs, so her legs don’t touch when in a neutral position — is far from over.
The thigh gap is still praised on young girls’ social media pages and featured as an ideal in how-to fitness guides across the Internet. But idolizing what is an unattainable body shape for many women is unhealthy, Serani said.
It is very frustrating that they are still touting this crap about thigh gaps not being attainable (despite mentioning in the article that there are people who have thigh gaps) and unhealthy. To this last point I urge you to spread the good word about the thigh gap hack, and all the success stories of women who have been able to slim their legs in a healthy manner… that is by simply being mindful of one’s diet and choosing the best exercises instead of the most popular ones, like squatting and lunging.