I don’t understand the desirability of the leg gap. A friend of mine who is black and thin told me she was teased relentlessly as a kid. The bullies said that her leg gap indicated that she was “experienced” because there was room for … erm … company. Strangely, white people seem to think that same leg gap is something to work for. To starve for.
The following shorts photo is pretty extreme. I find the image deeply upsetting, and hard to look at. The model’s thigh bone is showing. Why is anyone okay with emaciation, let alone celebrating it? The message I receive when I see photos like these is that my society wants me, as a woman, to suffer and die. I won’t be pretty until I am unhealthy. Being a woman with curves is bad, and punishable.