Again a statement by Robyn Lawley about the ‘thigh gap’ in The Daily Beast. No ‘thigh gap’, No problem! And this trend of wanting a ‘thigh gap’ is terrible. Why promoting this ‘thinness’? Promoting something that is not healthy! I totally agree again with Robyn. We share the same message all the time! Promoting health and health at every size. This is a great mission! There’s a new platform in Holland: HAES, Health At Every Size Nederland. A great movement with a great message!
“Thinspiration has always been a scary subject online, when unhealty images and messages proliferated on social networks such as Pinterest, Tumblr, and Instagram are used to encourage users to be unhealthily thin.
There is now a disturbing breed of ‘thinspiration’ that pressures women and girls to pursue a ‘thigh gap’, which is defined as the space between one’s thighs”. Thinspiration is not a good message, it should be healthspiration!!!
Robyn: “The sad reality is that I’ve known about the ‘thigh gap’ since I was 12—and there is nothing about this trend that’s new to me. Watching countless fashion shows as a teenager, I was unfortunately inundated with images of women and girls who had pronounced space between their thighs. The models’ legs would never come close to touching, even as they stomped down the runway. Staring down at my own thighs, I can safely say that has never been the case for me. I’m now classified as a “plus size” model in the fashion industry.”
Robyn: “The truth is I couldn’t care less about needing a supposed ‘thigh gap’. It’s just another tool of manipulation that other people are trying to use to keep me from loving my body. Why would I want to starve and weaken my natural body size? I’m not saying women who have it naturally are unattractive. But I would have to change my entire frame just to achieve something that seems so trivial.”