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An Open Letter to Critics of ‘The Thigh Gap’

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Some women and a ton of men think that skinny legs are quite sexy!

Some women and a ton of men think that skinny legs are quite sexy!

Is it wrong to want a thigh gap?

Is it wrong to desire six pack abs?

Is it wrong to desire big biceps?

Is it wrong to want to get rid of a double chin?

Is it wrong to want to get rid of a muffin top?

 

If you followed the flawed logic of the critics who chastise women for wanting to achieve an aesthetic where one tries to get rid of the extra fat on the inner and outer thighs, then you would have answered yes to all of those questions.

But you didn’t, did you?

That’s because there is nothing wrong with people preferring to look a certain way, although it may not be physically appealing to you! And if you are going to tell women to embrace their “strong thighs” and that something is wrong with them for wanting to lose fat – then you should take your own advice and embrace your “soft tummy”, muffin top and/or double chin! Because it’s the same exact thing.

But if I told you something was wrong with you for wanting to have six pack abs or a flat tummy, I would sound absolutely ridiculous, right?

We are all entitled to improving ourselves the way we see fit. As long as one isn’t turning to unhealthy measures such as anorexia and bulimia to meet their body goals, what’s the problem? No one rags on the guys in the gym training every day to build up huge muscles, so why attack the women who are training to have slender and thin bodies?

I hope this open letter to the critics of ‘the thigh gap’ will cause you to think twice before you blast another person seeking help on a fitness message board. And if you are one of those women trying to find the answer for how to achieve the elusive gap or just lowering your overall body fat – I’d like to welcome you into this safe space for others who understand your struggle and can finally help you move one step closer to having the body you deserve!

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  • Jamie S

    When will the book be out???

  • Brandon

    Is it wrong to want a thigh gap? Yes, if the desire of the gap results in unhealthy eating habits, dieting habits or eating disorders to achieve said goal. And offers no health advantage to the individual. No, if it’s through healthy mediums and proper diet and mental health is maintained. But the little portions of excess “fat” on legs that cause there to be no gap don’t pose any serious health risk!

    Is it wrong to desire six pack abs? No, because gaining 6 pack abs promotes a health advantage to the individual. Yes if the means is through something like steroids.

    Is it wrong to desire big biceps? No, because gaining larger biceps promotes a health advantage to the individual. Yes if the means is through something like steroids.

    Is it wrong to want to get rid of a double chin? No, because it will not affect your health in any way.

    Is it wrong to want to get rid of a muffin top? Yes if the means result in eating disorders or other unhealthy habits. No if its through proper dieting and exercise.

    Critics of the thigh gap are here because it promotes unhealthy eating habits. Try dating a girl who won’t eat and will purge her meal through laxatives and vomiting. Then blaming you for making her eat! The spreading of “this is what is beautiful” is damaging to the self image of many women and teen girls who are beautiful already and will do serious harm to themselves to achieve this image.

    As a guy when I wanted a six-pack. I did the proper thing! Worked out during my lunch breaks, ate healthy by improving my dieting habits. Some guys will end up using PED’s but I don’t know of any guys who have used them to enhance muscle growth. However I know many girls who are anorexic or bulimic because they want to be thin!

    • thighgaphack

      Hi Brandon,

      Thank you for your comment. We agree that it is not good to resort to unhealthy eating and dieting habits or eating disorders o achieve a thigh gap. I don’t think it is wrong to want something because it offers no health advantage to the individual. You want many material goods (cars, clothes, etc.) as maybe you are an anomaly but plenty of people want and get bigger breasts although it offers no health advantage to them. Again, you may think plastic surgery is wrong but there we’ll just have to agree to disagree as everyone is entitled to their own opinion, especially the person who decides to altar their body in that way.

      You then say the little portions of excess “fat” doesn’t post ay serious health risk. Neither does the little portion of excess fat that presented you from seeing six pack abs. You can have flat abs and very little belly fat but to get a six pack requires a little something more.

      Overall though, we seem to be saying the same thing except you think it is highly unlikely for a girl to want to be thin and try to do so without becoming anorexic or bulimic.

  • Chinny

    Thank you for writing this. I swear some people just whine too much. There’s nothing wrong with a woman wanting a thigh gap just as there is nothing wrong with a guy wanting a six pack. <3

  • Brian Sandoval

    whose the girl in the pic?