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10 Struggles Of Women With Big Thighs

Samantha Matt | Posted 03.23.2015 | Women
Samantha Matt

Big butts had a moment. Big boobs had a moment. Even big arms had a moment (or are having a moment). What about big thighs?! When are they going to have a moment? Let's start a motion!

Thigh Gap vs. Insurance Gap

Lynn Grefe | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Lynn Grefe

Thigh gap is not commonplace, and advertisers should certainly be ashamed of trying to promote these unhealthy images as common practice. But insurance gap is very real.

Advertisers Need a Conscience

Lynn Grefe | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lynn Grefe

We as consumers have the power to vote with our dollars. By not patronizing outlets that use potentially dangerous advertising tactics, we can send the message that it's unacceptable.

The HuffPost Style Guide To What's In And Out For 2015

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson & Renee Jacques | Posted 01.14.2015 | Style

While we're all busy resolving to make this year even better than the last, there are some things to keep in mind. Namely, what's hot and what's not i...

Now You Can Buy A Thigh Gap With Your Jeans

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women

No need to hit the gym, now you can buy a thigh gap with your jeans. A new video from JustBoobs Sketch comedy group highlights how absurd the thig...

Enough With the Thigh Gap! Attacking Body Image Is Not a Hobby

Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms | Posted 11.09.2014 | Women
Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

Yoo-Hoo! Society! I've been thinking you should get a new hobby -- something that will divert your attention away from creating new and ridiculous ways to tear apart the female body, piece by piece, like your latest weapon of mass destruction: thigh gap.

Minnie Driver, I Love You, But You Blew It

Anastasia Basil | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Anastasia Basil

Let's find something else to chat about -- like the starving babies in Haiti and what we can do about it. The media beast has tricked us into focusing too much on how we look, rather than who we are and what we contribute to the world.

Did Beyonce Photoshop Her Thighs? The Internet Seems To Think So

The Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 04.11.2014 | Celebrity

Beyonce is getting plenty of attention lately, but it's not of the usual adoring kind. A photo she posted to her Tumblr page and Instagram account thi...

Healthy, Touching Thighs: How I Fought to Get Rid of My Thigh Gap

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 04.26.2014 | Women
Jenni Schaefer

When I was lost in my eating disorder, I would stand in front of my bathroom mirror each morning and night to make sure my thighs didn't touch.

Confessions of a Once Proud Thigh Gap Owner

Angela Zhou | Posted 03.12.2014 | Women
Angela Zhou

The fact that women must slim down to feel or appear beautiful is a testament to the negative impact the media has on personal health and appearance. Those who can escape media influence are yet still victimized because beauty crazes trickle down through close ones who are affected by them.

This Video Perfectly Explains Why The Thigh Gap 'Ideal' Is Absurd

Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

Among all the things our culture tells women to worry about when it comes to their bodies -- from being thin to eliminating body hair and cellulite --...

Why This Lululemon Scandal Is Different

Natalia Mehlman Petrzela | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Natalia Mehlman Petrzela

For all the genuinely positive energy that exists on Lulu's retail floors, an equally disturbing culture festers at the top and perpetuates a discourse with far more damaging implications than pilling capris.

Thigh Gaps and Fit Moms, 'What's Your Excuse?': Genetics

Michelle Konstantinovsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Michelle Konstantinovsky

e're all different. Whether we want to admit that universal rule of nature or not. Genetics have this funny way of prevailing, despite our best efforts to override them.

One Model Perfectly Explains Why 'Thigh Gaps' Are Bullsh*t

Posted 10.29.2013 | Women

Model Robyn Lawley has been hearing about "thigh gaps" since she was just 12 years old. Now she's speaking out about why this "ideal" is so damaging....

Why The Dangerous 'Thigh Gap' Trend Makes Me Mad

The Daily Beast | Robyn Lawley | Posted 10.28.2013 | Style

"Thinspiration" has always been a scary subject online -- when unhealthy images and messages proliferated on social networks such as Pinterest, Tumblr...

Our Teen Girls and the Obsession With Size 0

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Talk to your daughters about how there is no virtue in striving for being a 0 in any realm of life. See if you can get your daughters to see this size as ludicrous. Use humor if you have to. Most importantly, let your daughters know that you are aware of these sizes and that they are unacceptable to you.

One More Thing This Plus-Size Model Gets Absolutely Right

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 07.31.2013 | Women

It's not often that you hear a woman admit that she is perfectly happy with her body, and it's increasingly rare among young girls. But surely there w...

PHOTO: WTF Happened To This Model's Legs?

Posted 06.27.2013 | Style

Many women seek out figure-slimming jeans, so it makes sense that a brand might manipulate an image to make its model look thinner in them. Still, a r...

Is 'Thinspo' for Guys Any Less Harmful Than 'Thinspo' For Girls?

Cristen Conger | Posted 06.12.2013 | Women
Cristen Conger

Even though the media have reported on "thinspiration" -- a.k.a. thinspo -- websites for more than a decade, one of the first direct acknowledgement...

The 'Hip Dip' Is Not a New Dance

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 06.08.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Just when I thought that I had heard it all, I learned about yet another disturbing trend among our teen girls. Teen girls are now afraid of having a hip dip -- a slight curve on the outside of their upper thighs.

What Teens Are Saying About The 'Thigh Gap' Obsession... (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 04.02.2013 | Teen

Whether it's a desire for a flatter stomach, toned legs or a lower body mass index, many young women, unfortunately, are no stranger struggling with b...

Thigh Gap A Growing Obsession Online... But Not Necessarily At The Surgeon's Office

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 04.01.2013 | Style

"I used to think there was just fat and skinny," a wise girl once told us. "But apparently there's lots of things that can be wrong on your body." ...

The Thigh Gap -- A Disturbing New Trend Among Teen Girls

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.13.2013 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

February is Eating Disorder Awareness Month. Many female teens set up impossible standards for themselves, which are incredibly hard to meet unless they are willing to put their health at risk by engaging in severely restrictive dieting.