(PCM) If you have been paying attention to one of the latest social media trends then surely have taken notice that the dreaded #thighgap is quickly being replaced by the much more body positive and frankly, more fun, #mermaidthighs!
The hashtag is picking up steam all over Instagram and Twitter and women are sharing all of their lovely mermaid-inspired images. The idea behind the #memaidthighs hashtag is that if your thighs touch one another than you are ever closer to appearing like you are sealed together at the bottom, so all you would necessarily be missing is a mermaid tale to complete your sexy aquatic dream look.
The hashtag truly inspires women of all shapes and sizes to embrace their bodies and their beauty, as there is so much negativity and pressure on individuals, especially women, to adhere to society’s unrealistic norms for what defines ideal beauty. The #mermaidthighs trend even has their very own catchphrase which states “If your thighs touch, you’re one step closer to being a mermaid, so who’s the real winner.”
Seriously, who doesn’t want to be a mermaid? While some women naturally have a thigh gap and there is nothing wrong with that, this body positive social media craze is aimed more at making women feel better about themselves regardless of their shape and size. The initial #thighgap social media trend promoted unrealistic body image and body shamed women who could not attain the “gap”.
Let’s all embrace our inner mermaid! #mermaidthighs rock!