It was a few weeks ago when I first heard about The Infamous Thigh Gap. I’m late to the party, oy vey. I am not one to scan through magazines that just shove in your face all the things you should be and all the stuff you must have. This might be the reason why as I was late to the thigh gap craze.
What is this demented thigh gap I speak of? I looked around for the best way to capture what the thigh gap is all about. The Urban Dictionary described best as “the gap between a woman’s thighs directly below the vagina, often diamond shaped when the thighs are together“.
The dangerous thigh gap trend is one coveted by many pre-teen and teenaged girls all over the world. Even though skinny models are all over fashion magazines it has been thanks to popular social media sites such as Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr that this trend has become highly popular among young girls.
Tumblr has a vast amount of pro-ana (pro anorexia) and thigh gap advocate pages that incite girls to starve themselves to reach this unhealthy goal. It is scary and sad, all at the same time, for girls to aspire to be anorexic. The media has instilled this ideal of what we should look like in young girls and woman (of all ages). No matter how hard one can tries to meet that ideal we always fall short. You are either too skinny, not skinny enough, your thighs touch, your eyes are crooked, your ears are not aligned. There is always something wrong.
It just makes me sick.
The reason why I have a thigh gap is because I am bow-legged.
Yup, my deformed legs (according to Wiki’s definition of bow-legged) is what causes a medial angulation of my femur and tibia which, therefore, causes the gap. Trust me, I would never aspire to have a thigh gap….there are one too many chocolate cakes with my name written across them for me to even care about this darn gap.
I would much rather have straight legs than a thigh gap. Darn you genetics.
How to attain the coveted thigh gap
So, you are not bow-legged? No need to fret! There are other ways to attain the coveted thigh gap. This video will show you how to fake a thigh gap (worth watching):