10 Reasons to Love Your Thighs Exactly the Way They Are | Bustle

February 18, 2015 10:40 PM

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10 Reasons to Love Your Thighs Exactly the Way They Are | Bustle

It's well-documented and generally accepted that women have a love-hate relationship with their bodies (and many men do too, but this one is for the ladies, especially because I happen to be a lady, so that's the body relationship experience I can speak to). It isn't good for our souls nor the way we see ourselves to be constantly bombarded with images intended to prescribe beauty to us, mostly based on the entirely false idea that every women should possess near-impossible proportions and near-unachievable flawlessness in order to be attractive. For every Photoshopped thigh gap dream sold to young girls by a media that fears and loathes a real woman, there are a thousand tears shed over a smattering of cellulite. It's a disproportionate rationing of perfectionist imagery to sadness caused, and it's not fair.

Now don't get me wrong: If you're naturally thin and beautiful or if you work hard and eat well and earn rock solid abs, then power to you. The point I'm trying to make is this: It doesn't matter if there's an inch of space between your thighs or if they mush together from your vagina to your knees....

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