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(Huffington Post)   Thigh gap issue blown wide open   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 62
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2013-10-30 09:56:39 AM  
It's popular because it accentuates the vagina especially in yoga pants. But ladies who don't have that are cool too -because of breasts.
 
2013-10-30 10:02:17 AM  
rail thin thigh girls tend to just lay there in bed, those with some meat and muscle are the ones that beast fark you into the bed
 
2013-10-30 10:02:32 AM  
Hear, hear! Let's quit objectifying women to unreal standards of beauty.

Now, grow some hair on your head, men, and lose that icky spare tire, and ewwwww! You have hair on your body?! Guh-ross!
 
2013-10-30 10:04:06 AM  
Newsflash: People find things attractive.

/For shame, right?
 
2013-10-30 10:05:33 AM  
Ha, ha! Body issues!
 
2013-10-30 10:08:07 AM  
I got news for you gals, most of us only care about the gap in your upper, upper thigh.

Sure, we may bloviate about "sharp knees" this and "no fat chicks" that, but if you are wiling to let us...uhhh...mind the gap, we don't really care what you look like.
 
2013-10-30 10:09:12 AM  
I'm also thinking that if women weren't such stimulus-response creatures of the media they wouldn't think such stupid things were important and yet, there we are on Huffpo banging that drum.

/Critical thinking, how werk it, girls?
 
2013-10-30 10:18:40 AM  
Had never even heard of this until a bunch of people were ranting about it on the GF's FaceBook yesterday and she asked me about it and had to explain what the hell it was all about. My response to her asking if I wished she had a 'thigh gap' was very solidly not PC and rather crass- but got a big smirk and, "Well played," in response from her.

Her commentary on it was that even when she was dancing ballet professionally and pretty much all the girls were nearly (or outright) anorexic that NONE of them had a 'thigh gap' because they needed actual muscle on their legs and that the only way to really do it would be to be very underweight and have very little muscle. No thanks... give me a woman with some actual muscle.
 
2013-10-30 10:21:14 AM  
does this have anything to do with her making a sandwich?
 
2013-10-30 10:26:13 AM  

Because People in power are Stupid: It's popular because it accentuates the vagina especially in yoga pants. But ladies who don't have that are cool too -because of breasts.


I have no idea to what you are referring.
Perhaps someone will come along with visual representations to better edumacate us on this subject.
 
2013-10-30 10:30:34 AM  
I like my women athletic.  When I heard the term "thigh gap" I thought of that space below the pelvis, above where the thighs are supposed to touch.  Then I asked teh googles what everybody was so upset over...  Wow.  Completely non-touching thighs?  Ick.

Just gross.
 
2013-10-30 10:31:32 AM  
I grew up surrounded by super hero action figures, sports magazines, and movies about rich and powerful men.  I was destined for an adulthood plagued by feelings of inadequacy, right?  RIGHT?
 
2013-10-30 10:32:24 AM  

Ashyukun: Had never even heard of this until a bunch of people were ranting about it on the GF's FaceBook yesterday and she asked me about it and had to explain what the hell it was all about. My response to her asking if I wished she had a 'thigh gap' was very solidly not PC and rather crass- but got a big smirk and, "Well played," in response from her.

Her commentary on it was that even when she was dancing ballet professionally and pretty much all the girls were nearly (or outright) anorexic that NONE of them had a 'thigh gap' because they needed actual muscle on their legs and that the only way to really do it would be to be very underweight and have very little muscle. No thanks... give me a woman with some actual muscle.


I just assumed that everybody knew about since before yesterday.

a popular website has been featuring it since March 2011:

Mind the Gap TheChive.com

3 1/2 years worth of beautiful gap pictures.

they also have Hump Day, FLBP (future lower-back problems), Burn the Bra, Underboob, Fit Girls...

it's a beautiful site showcasing many different body types.
 
2013-10-30 10:33:28 AM  
We must not allow a thigh gap gap.
 
2013-10-30 10:39:12 AM  
How the fark are super skinny legs supposed to hold up those monster hooters?  That's totally unrealistic.
 
2013-10-30 10:39:24 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: rail thin thigh girls tend to just lay there in bed, those with some meat and muscle are the ones that beast fark you into the bed


Oh, I know.  My sample size was going to be the minimum.  You know, 30 rail thin, 30 average weight, and 30 above average weight women.  But then I had to find out about different ranges of "meat and muscle", and I also had minimum samples of different height, race, social & financial class, and age.  I banged 4,962 women for complete accuracy.
 
2013-10-30 10:44:00 AM  
calbert:
I just assumed that everybody knew about since before yesterday.

a popular website has been featuring it since March 2011:

Mind the Gap TheChive.com

3 1/2 years worth of beautiful gap pictures.

they also have Hump Day, FLBP (future lower-back problems), Burn the Bra, Underboob, Fit Girls...

it's a beautiful site showcasing many different body types.


Honestly, looking over some of those pictures the 'gap' (as it means in this context at least...) would not be what I would be paying attention to in the least- but to each their own...
 
2013-10-30 10:44:49 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: Oh, I know. My sample size was going to be the minimum. You know, 30 rail thin, 30 average weight, and 30 above average weight women. But then I had to find out about different ranges of "meat and muscle", and I also had minimum samples of different height, race, social & financial class, and age. I banged 4,962 women for complete accuracy.


We should collaborate and submit our results for peer review
 
2013-10-30 10:44:51 AM  

Le Bomb Suprize: We must not allow a thigh gap gap.


www.smh.com.au
 
2013-10-30 10:45:17 AM  

calbert: Ashyukun: Had never even heard of this until a bunch of people were ranting about it on the GF's FaceBook yesterday and she asked me about it and had to explain what the hell it was all about. My response to her asking if I wished she had a 'thigh gap' was very solidly not PC and rather crass- but got a big smirk and, "Well played," in response from her.

Her commentary on it was that even when she was dancing ballet professionally and pretty much all the girls were nearly (or outright) anorexic that NONE of them had a 'thigh gap' because they needed actual muscle on their legs and that the only way to really do it would be to be very underweight and have very little muscle. No thanks... give me a woman with some actual muscle.

I just assumed that everybody knew about since before yesterday.

a popular website has been featuring it since March 2011:

Mind the Gap TheChive.com

3 1/2 years worth of beautiful gap pictures.

they also have Hump Day, FLBP (future lower-back problems), Burn the Bra, Underboob, Fit Girls...

it's a beautiful site showcasing many different body types.


Yup, and the mind the gap isn't rail thin girls only.
 
2013-10-30 10:46:47 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: rail thin thigh girls tend to just lay there in bed, those with some meat and muscle are the ones that beast fark you into the bed


Absolutely.  Give me a gal with some muscle any day

www.shape.com
 www.shape.com

/Neither of these ladies likely have a "thigh gap" and I couldn't care less
//Giggity
///Not the best pics - but I just happened to have this slideshow open...
 
2013-10-30 10:52:44 AM  
Walking around Manhattan a few times I've run into plagues of models.  Must've walked past an area where a shoot just finished or something.  Anyway, if you've never seen one in person you will never understand how skinny these girls are.  Most of them I was looking at them like, "What's happening here?  How are you moving on those legs?  Why are they not just snapping off like kindling?"

Its a lot like looking at a greyhound compared to a Lab or something.  Long limbs, apparently emaciated... its weird to look at in a person honestly, and not at all attractive.
 
2013-10-30 10:54:57 AM  

Uisce Beatha: IdBeCrazyIf: rail thin thigh girls tend to just lay there in bed, those with some meat and muscle are the ones that beast fark you into the bed

Absolutely.  Give me a gal with some muscle any day

[www.shape.com image 420x420]
 [www.shape.com image 420x420]

/Neither of these ladies likely have a "thigh gap" and I couldn't care less
//Giggity
///Not the best pics - but I just happened to have this slideshow open...


That brunette looks like she could snap my neck with those thighs.

I like that.
 
2013-10-30 10:55:44 AM  

doublesecretprobation: Le Bomb Suprize: We must not allow a thigh gap gap.

[www.smh.com.au image 430x284]


Thank you for adding the picture.  After 3 years I'm thisclose to figuring out how to do it myself.
 
2013-10-30 10:57:49 AM  
The Toblerone is all that matters.
 
2013-10-30 10:58:46 AM  
I don't know why, accentuates the vagina makes me laugh when I think about it.
 
2013-10-30 11:10:13 AM  
I don't get the issue. Wait, women (people) are judged based on small details about their physical appearance?

Having a thigh gap translates to a combo of curvy hips but tone/thin thighs. That is a desirable combo for most of the male species out there. Shocking revelation I know.

Where is the outrage when woman talk about the muscle on guys that sticks out when he has a six pack and zero body fat?
 
2013-10-30 11:13:45 AM  

born_yesterday: Uisce Beatha: IdBeCrazyIf: rail thin thigh girls tend to just lay there in bed, those with some meat and muscle are the ones that beast fark you into the bed

Absolutely.  Give me a gal with some muscle any day

[www.shape.com image 420x420]
 [www.shape.com image 420x420]

/Neither of these ladies likely have a "thigh gap" and I couldn't care less
//Giggity
///Not the best pics - but I just happened to have this slideshow open...

That brunette looks like she could snap my neck with those thighs.

I like that.


Don't count out the red, she looks pretty killer too

www.girlswithmuscle.com
cdn.running.competitor.com

De-slided slideshow that I just happened to have open...
 
2013-10-30 11:14:42 AM  
I can have thunder thighs and a thigh gap.

But I am a guy... so nobody is ever really impressed.
 
2013-10-30 11:14:47 AM  
i236.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-30 11:23:52 AM  
I'll take thigh gap over some nasty cottage cheese looking bubble butt any day.
 
2013-10-30 11:46:11 AM  

master_dman: I'll take thigh gap over some nasty cottage cheese looking bubble butt any day.


whoa, easy now.  There's a difference between bubble butt and a nondescript cottage cheesy mass where one's hips, glutes, and thighs should be.  And some thin-legged women get the cottage cheese, too.
/in that regard sometimes the world just isn't fair
 
2013-10-30 11:47:49 AM  

master_dman: I'll take thigh gap over some nasty cottage cheese looking bubble butt any day.


Yes, because those are the ONLY two options available.

/eyeroll
 
2013-10-30 11:54:01 AM  
There's 2 ways to get the gap.

1) have wide hips. This is generally the preferred method. the wider the pelvis, the greater the distance between the long bones of the thigh (femur). One can be thin or curvy, and still have a nice gap. (biologically this is a signal to the male brain that the female is fertile. aka : birthing hips)

2) have NO hips (and usually no ass) and be anorexic. These are sickly-looking creatures, and even with the gap, are undesirable. (biologically these girls don't look like they'd survive a harsh winter, let alone bear any children. aka Bag-of-antlers)

Eddie Adams above shows a good representation of wide hips. She also happens to be fit, but dem-hips are probably dat-ass on the other side.
 
2013-10-30 11:55:16 AM  

nocturnal001: I don't get the issue. Wait, women (people) are judged based on small details about their physical appearance?

Having a thigh gap translates to a combo of curvy hips but tone/thin thighs. That is a desirable combo for most of the male species out there. Shocking revelation I know.

Where is the outrage when woman talk about the muscle on guys that sticks out when he has a six pack and zero body fat?


One girl told me she hates the oblique/ab muscle that protrudes up from the hips of fit guys.

I did not alert my local news outlet
 
2013-10-30 12:18:32 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-30 12:29:10 PM  
lordalton.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-10-30 12:29:48 PM  

that was my nickname in highschool: I grew up surrounded by super hero action figures, sports magazines, and movies about rich and powerful men.  I was destined for an adulthood plagued by feelings of inadequacy, right?  RIGHT?


Pretty much this. I just read an article about slutty girls Halloween costumes and whole I agree dressing an 8 year old like a beer wench is ridiculous, the article said "shouldn't we be providing better role models for our girls?" I was a zombie nun one year, I am not compelled to eat brains nor wear a habit because of it.
 
2013-10-30 12:29:50 PM  
"No woman should feel like she needs to transform her body in order to be beautiful."well you know what they say: beauty is in the eye of the comittee for fair and equal treatment of aesthetics
 
2013-10-30 12:58:55 PM  
Also given that most pictures of girls posing with gaps don't actually have them normally, but are heavily pigeon toeing for the picture to displace their hips and create a gap.  Have those same girls stand normally, and their thighs will touch normally.
 
2013-10-30 01:18:57 PM  

PhDemented: Also given that most pictures of girls posing with gaps don't actually have them normally, but are heavily pigeon toeing for the picture to displace their hips and create a gap.  Have those same girls stand normally, and their thighs will touch normally.


Indeed!

/the internet is a lie
 
2013-10-30 01:21:55 PM  
My brother refers to the thigh gap as "factory air".
 
2013-10-30 01:25:30 PM  
Damn, look at that girl's thigh gap. Imagine how easy my big ass babies would shoot out that vag.
 
2013-10-30 01:25:56 PM  
If a gal has a thigh gap, does she make a sound when wearing cordaroy?
 
2013-10-30 01:33:58 PM  
So some chick with a thigh gap is saying that thigh gaps are overrated.

Is this like when rich people talk about how money isn't important in life?
 
2013-10-30 01:34:22 PM  

Wellon Dowd: [i.imgur.com image 337x600]


Look at that gap. What a disgusting bag of bones.


evilmousse: "No woman should feel like she needs to transform her body in order to be beautiful.


That is what cracks me up about the anti-thin chicks stuff, whether it is from a big girl pissy that some guys like thing small girls, or the "hurr durr your gay if you are attracted to a woman with anything less than a D cup, that is just a little boy!" crowd.  They are doing the exact same things they complain about when insisting that their version is more appropriate.
 
2013-10-30 01:58:34 PM  
What's odd to me is that this:

cdn.thedailybeast.com

is apparently "plus size".
 
2013-10-30 02:14:35 PM  

meanmutton: What's odd to me is that this:

[cdn.thedailybeast.com image 458x450]

is apparently "plus size".


Bear in mind it is still touched up, it lacks points of reference, and it uses a deliberately misleading set of colors and angles.

Put her in a side view with horizontal stripes next to an athlete like the hot pole vaulting chick and you'd see an entirely different picture I imagine.

/and no I'm not calling her a fatty fatty fat fat.
 
2013-10-30 02:18:18 PM  

meanmutton: What's odd to me is that this:

[cdn.thedailybeast.com image 458x450]

is apparently "plus size".


Her size is a plus for me. She looks just right
 
2013-10-30 02:24:01 PM  
Thigh gap isn't something a women can even strive for. Assuming you're not obese, it's all bone structure, you're either built with one or your not.
 
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