Minding the 'thigh gap': Social media drive teen body-image obsession

There are 2 comments on the Star Tribune story from May 8, 2013, titled Minding the 'thigh gap': Social media drive teen body-image obsession. In it, Star Tribune reports that:

If you can stand straight with your knees together and see a space between your upper thighs, you have what thousands of teen girls are willing to starve themselves for.

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Brooklyn, NY

#1 May 22, 2013
It's not just teens that want a thigh gap. I'm a 25 year old woman and I am trying to get my thighs to be thinner because I am pear shaped. Furthermore, many people who are trying to make their bodies look better (according to their preferences) are not starving to do so. There are healthy resources out there to thin out the thigh region. A quick search turned up this: http://www.thighgaphack.com

Botany, Australia

#2 Jun 25, 2013
Idk about other guys, but I don't find the thigh gap particularly attractive. I think Marilyn Monroe is the epitome a good looking girl's body, and she doesn't have a thigh gap at all:

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