The phenomenon of obsessing over the gap between one’s legs has reached an all-time peak, guys. In a highly informative video, Vlogger Taylor Adele Smith tells us just how we can all get it! Or, at the very least, fake it. And we shall do so utilizing soccer balls, dinosaur impressions, and the power of the legal system, of course. Check it out:
If you’ll recall, “thigh gap” is when the upper thighs of a person–almost always a female–do not touch. It has been revered as a sort of triumph in many a crowd, particularly on places like Tumblr and Instagram where pro-eating disorder content is rampantly spread. It is also one of those aspects of women’s bodies that gets critiqued as “giving away” their alleged eating disorders, despite many females simply being naturally thin.
Basically, whether you have thigh gap or not, you are going to get criticized in some way for its absence or presence. We cannot win, even though the idea of “winning” entirely with one’s body and its appearance to others is ludicrous. You don’t get to have a body, you get to have a competitive uniform. So, on the bright side, even if your high school gym teacher said you’re incapable of playing sports because you’re “so f’ing uncoordinated your skeleton is confused,” you can throw it in his face and remind him that, hey, at least in your adult lady life, you’re always competing! Or, rather, being judged on every inch of you.
Now, I didn’t even realize I had already heard of Smith up until I wrote this piece after the video started making the rounds via Upworthy, but I watched some of her other content and…guys. Guys, she is rad. Super rad. She’s the one who did the “Feminist Makeup Tutorial” that we loved a few months back! Her channel’s header image is also a cat so, as you may have (or may have not cared whatsoever), I am biased. Regardless, I recommend you follow her YouTube channel! We can always use some positive, informative, hilarious women on our feeds, right? Right.