Thigh Gaps, Bikini Bridges, Finger Traps…what next? That’s a serious question – how long can these ridiculous ‘tests of beauty’ go on being invented? Because that is all that is happening. They are totally made up (by who? No one really knows) then shared on social media, and are not only ludicrous, but potentially dangerous.
The subject inspired my new YouTube video. I decided to try and show just how stupid these ‘measures’ of beauty/prettiness/hotness are, adding in a bit of humour to really bring home that they are, ultimately, entirely daft. Sure, you could spend your whole life walking bent forward because hey, at least you’d have a ‘Thigh Gap’! And the Finger Trap test simply makes no sense at all…
I’ve heard reports of people becoming dangerously underweight trying to achieve a Thigh Gap. It’s so saddening, and makes you realise just how destructive these fabricated ‘standards’ can really be. I’d recommend taking a look at this brilliant Fitness Blender video on the subject to explain why lots of people aren’t actually physically able to achieve one:
On a serious note, the message I’d want anyone watching to take away is this – you are BEAUTIFUL just the way you are. Don’t allow your complex, unique beauty to be reduced to these outrageous ‘tests’, not even in your own mind. You’re worth so much more than that, and although we can make light of how silly these hashtagged #thighgap and #fingertrap tests are, there is the chance they could be dangerous.
If you are struggling with these issues, there are places you can get some help. I’ve posted a few UK-based links just below, and a quick Google search will help you to find places in your country or local area too:
“True beauty is about who you are as a human being, your principles, your moral compass.”
Stay Creative (and your own, special kind of beautiful)