An offhand tweet about using stretch marks to predict the future has launched an epic body-positivity movement.

An offhand tweet about using stretch marks to predict the future has launched an epic body-positivity movement.
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The hashtag #thighreading took off today.

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The thigh-prophet who started it all. (via Twitter)

Today there was a brand-new development in thigh-related news, one that counters the anatomically impossible tyranny of the thigh gap with a more healthy body-image trend. A Twitter user who goes by "EMO SLUT" (for close friends) or @princess_labia (for acquaintances) tweeted a picture of her thigh with a joke about reading it like a palm:

She followed this with a tweet calling for other people to post similar pictures:

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All of a sudden, the hashtag blew-up, with people posting pictures of their thighs in all their natural glory:

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What started out as a casual Tweet turned into a campaign against the absolutely ridiculous depictions of women's thighs in television, print, and media, which are always incredibly skinny; perfectly lit; and without beauty marks, stretch marks, or scars.

Princess Labia told MTV she didn't know it would become a hashtag, but she's thrilled that it's taking off:

She hopes that #thighreading will make people feel “normalized" in a society that constantly — and wrongfully — tells them they're not. “[Stretch marks are] so frickin' normal, but because we never see any images in the media that are not photoshopped or altered in some way, [we] feel the way the way we look is not normal, when we're the normal ones," she added.
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Let's just hope no creepy dudes start claiming to have mystical, thigh-reading powers.

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