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Old 08-31-2014, 08:30 PM
 
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Pffft, I had this when I was in HS and still tiny, and back then it earned me the 'compliment' of being called bird legs. Funny how things change.
Hahaha...I remember it being a "bad" thing too way back in Jr. High and HS (I'm talking 25+yrs ago).

Girls with "thigh gap" were loose or easy (or so was the assumption by the boys). I remember standing with my ankles crossed so boys didn't assume that about me. LOL

I am not quite as fit as I was back then...no more thigh gap, although I can't say I've given it any thought in recent years.
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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You must be very bitter about your body. I have seen several posts by you now that are insulting thin women.
And you clearly are bigoted against fat people specifically, and fat women in general. I do not insult thin women - I am disgusted by the fashion industry that does not represent women at all, and holds up an ideal - 5'10" - 6'2" and 130 lbs or less- that is unhealthy and unrealistic. And I'm disgusted by men who hold women's bodies to standards that are unreachable for the average person, or who cannot accept that womens and mens bodies are vastly different and should never be held to the same health standards.

You are the insulting one. You generalize about all of a certain type of people; that's bigotry, plain and simple. You will never, ever find me posting something like this, which are your exact words:

"I will call being fat disgusting...Being fat kills more people than smoking, so why is it wrong for me to point out that it's disgusting and unhealthy when about 95% of the time it's due to actions that are brought on by that own person?

As long as people are defending obese people and not understanding the consequences, yet criticizing smokers, my opinion won't change..

I can honestly say that sometimes when I walk around wal-mart, and see all these people that struggle just to WALK, I am even more disgusted than I would be walking into a bar full of smokers."
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:57 AM
 
Location: I live wherever I am.
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Okay, I did not know where to post this, but this forum seems like the right one... I came across this today:

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I don't mean this in a crude way, but in all my years, I've never known there was even a term for this, or that women strived for it. I've noticed it of course, but I always accepted that some have it, some don't, and was a matter of genetics just as women have varying cup sizes. But I will admit, it has always been seductive, 'just not something I ever thought of as an item to check off a list, if you know what I mean.

Anyway, this post is about nothing really, 'just wondering how many out there knew this was yet another beauty topic for women.
There's only one gap between female thighs that I've ever cared about... and it ain't that one.
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Old 09-03-2014, 02:39 PM
 
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And you clearly are bigoted against fat people specifically, and fat women in general. I do not insult thin women - I am disgusted by the fashion industry that does not represent women at all, and holds up an ideal - 5'10" - 6'2" and 130 lbs or less- that is unhealthy and unrealistic. And I'm disgusted by men who hold women's bodies to standards that are unreachable for the average person, or who cannot accept that womens and mens bodies are vastly different and should never be held to the same health standards.

You are the insulting one. You generalize about all of a certain type of people; that's bigotry, plain and simple. You will never, ever find me posting something like this, which are your exact words:

"I will call being fat disgusting...Being fat kills more people than smoking, so why is it wrong for me to point out that it's disgusting and unhealthy when about 95% of the time it's due to actions that are brought on by that own person?

As long as people are defending obese people and not understanding the consequences, yet criticizing smokers, my opinion won't change..

I can honestly say that sometimes when I walk around wal-mart, and see all these people that struggle just to WALK, I am even more disgusted than I would be walking into a bar full of smokers."

Like I said.. Obesity is the number one cause of preventable death in our country. More than smoking, more than drugs, more than alcohol.

Posting facts and stating facts are not bigoted if they are true. Sorry if they aren't "positive" but it doesn't make it any less true. I'm sorry if they make you feel bad, but facts are facts and another fact is that our country sympathizes and coddles the obese instead of confronting it as a problem. Your posts are a perfect example..

If I posted a picture of a 30 year old woman with 50 year old skin that smokes 3 packs a day with a cigarette hanging out of her mouth, would anyone argue that it isn't gross or unhealthy?

What makes being obese any different for the ones that are obese simply because they don't take care of themselves?

The average male model is 5'11 - 6'2 and 140-165lbs. Is that any different than the standard for the average woman? I doubt it. The difference is that men don't get all uptight about it because they aren't as self conscious.
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Old 09-03-2014, 03:50 PM
 
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Pffft, I had this when I was in HS and still tiny, and back then it earned me the 'compliment' of being called bird legs. Funny how things change.
My mom used to say that a woman's legs should touch at the thigh, the knee and the ankle. What is desirable and beautiful changes over time, I guess.
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Old 09-03-2014, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Good grief, is there no end to the way the fashion industry (among others) objectify women? No wonder so many women feel ugly, worthless, and not good enough. Their very existence is supposed to revolve around how they look, and once one body part is dieted, exercised, or excised to perfection, there's always another to fix
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Old 09-04-2014, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Personally, i think her legs are awesome! Instagram
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Old 09-04-2014, 03:37 AM
 
Location: california
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I believe that a man has an obligation to seeking a wife that is healthy and fit , for the sake of His children.
Both genetics and behaviors are issues children are thrust into ,why penalize them from the beginning with serious health and mental health issues ?
A man that is also unhealthy is to blame as well. door swings both ways.
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:20 PM
 
Location: My House
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Like I said.. Obesity is the number one cause of preventable death in our country. More than smoking, more than drugs, more than alcohol.

Posting facts and stating facts are not bigoted if they are true. Sorry if they aren't "positive" but it doesn't make it any less true. I'm sorry if they make you feel bad, but facts are facts and another fact is that our country sympathizes and coddles the obese instead of confronting it as a problem. Your posts are a perfect example..

If I posted a picture of a 30 year old woman with 50 year old skin that smokes 3 packs a day with a cigarette hanging out of her mouth, would anyone argue that it isn't gross or unhealthy?

What makes being obese any different for the ones that are obese simply because they don't take care of themselves?

The average male model is 5'11 - 6'2 and 140-165lbs. Is that any different than the standard for the average woman? I doubt it. The difference is that men don't get all uptight about it because they aren't as self conscious.
Nope. It's not obesity. It's diseases that can be attributable to obesity. Which are diseases that thin people can get, too. And, they do.

I agree that people need to keep their weight in check, for health reasons.

But, there are some healthy people out there that casual observers (who are less healthy) might assume were unhealthy because they are not thin.

You cannot tell how healthy someone is by looking at a picture.
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Old 09-04-2014, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Purgatory
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Hahaha...I remember it being a "bad" thing too way back in Jr. High and HS (I'm talking 25+yrs ago).

Girls with "thigh gap" were loose or easy (or so was the assumption by the boys). I remember standing with my ankles crossed so boys didn't assume that about me.
That's funny! 15 years ago in my hs days, i always wanted a "thigh gap." I dont remember anyone else bringing it up as either good or bad. I had wide spanning hip bones and was a dancer. It took me years to realize and accept that my body is not built that way. I am pigeon toed so the thighs fold into each other and my thighs are also muscular from dancing.
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