Big thighs forever.
It's time to discuss media's influence on body image.
You're following some supermodels, celebrities, fitness models, personal trainers and other women with slammin' bodies on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Do you find the images motivate you to eat better and work out harder, or do they make you less happy with your body and want to go on a crash diet?
When I was a teenager and well into my twenties, women encountered similar pressures both on television and in print. The difference is that now we can't just blame corporate advertisers for showing unrealistic body proportions. This time, it's real people teaching other real girls how to strive for and achieve these (at times) unhealthy body sizes.
For those of you who've been thinking that it's been far too long since the internet has given us a way to judge and hate our bodies, you can relax because there's a brand new "am I skinny enough?" challenge fresh from China that's trending like crazy, called the "belly button challenge."
Lizzie Miller Kim Kardashian Nicki Minaj (Seen here with supermodel mother Beverly Johnson) Kate Dillon Christina Mendez
Retailers featuring extreme thigh gap in their ads are finally being taken to task, at least in the UK. Hello Giggles reported
What we said about it: "The 23-year-old took the company to task on Instagram by posting a before-and-after pic of the photo
No thigh gap? No problem! Now the most sought-after trend is coming to a store near you! In a genius ad made by comedy group
Muscular thighs rejoice! Barbell Apparel has rejected the latest thigh gap trend and is now creating jeans catered to sculpted