Thighbrows: the newest body part women are being encouraged to feel self-conscious about.

Thighbrows: the newest body part women are being encouraged to feel self-conscious about.
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Oh great. A new thing the Internet wants us to obsess about having or not having. 

 

Made in KrisJenner™

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Good riddance, Thigh Gap obsession! That said, your replacement is not much better. There's a new arbitrary female body obsession in town, and like most of them, we have the Kardashians to partly blame.

Elle defines thighbrows as "a set of folds that frames the tops of thighs and separates leg from butt". Um, what?

 

The Queen #thighbrow #thighbrows #kyliejenner

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Some people find the so-called thighbrow to be a body positive notion because now women are celebrating at least 2 of their many folds, but as Women's Studies Professor Courtney Marshall told The Daily Dot, "I don't see how this can be called a body-positive trend when it requires a high cut bathing suit. It also seems to require a flat belly, so that line about it being achievable for anyone seems fishy." (Professor Marshall doesn't even mention the waxing of involved in showing off thighbrows, itself a dealbreaker.) 

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Happy #THIGHBROW Birthday to beautiful @littlelionn 🎉🎂

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The term "body positive trend" is itself an oxymoron — bodies are different, and don't naturally conform to the bikini look-of-the-week. 

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Though the pun is catchy, the trend is ludicrous. How cool would it be if we all just stopped caring about women's shapes altogether?

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