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The thigh-brow, the why-brow

October 19th, 2015 | by NUSU
The thigh-brow, the why-brow
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YES – the thigh-brow is a positive step forward for women


Thighbrows; a celebrity trend that ordinary women are being forced to conform to? Or a means for women to not only embrace their curves but to love them?

The latter of course, at last it is actually fashionable to have a roll of skin. While it may seem like a fad for Kylie Jenner wannabees to follow, in fact there is an important message behind this new craze. Embrace the curves! Elle recently questioned whether the thighbrow is replacing the thigh gap. Let’s hope so! For years women have strived for the much desired thigh gap, now the focus has changed to the thighbrow which, let’s face it, is a much more achievable goal for some of us.

‘‘ Elle recently questioned whether the thighbrow is replacing the thigh gap. Let’s hope so! ”

However ridiculous thighbrows may seem to your average woman, if that’s what it takes to get women to love their big bottoms and chunky thighs then so be it. Thighbrows are being sported by celebrities such as Khloe Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj and Selena Gomez to name a few. All these women are strong, successful and most importantly influential. By supporting the thighbrow they are showing the world that they love their bodies and are embracing their big butts – a significant message for women everywhere. So spread the word, thighbrows are not just another trend for everyone to latch on to, but a trend that symbolises empowered women embracing their body shapes and looking sexy.

NO – The thigh-brow is simply another convention for women to conform to


Is the thighbrow something we need to be worrying about?

Images of the thighbrow often feature a high cut swimsuit and flat belly, which is concerning if the trend really is about celebrating curves. The problem with thighbrows is that the trend holds up yet another expectation for girls to have whatever the new type of body the media says is perfect everyday. What we should be celebrating is the individuality of all body types.

”The problem with thighbrows is that the trend holds up yet another expectation for girls to have whatever the new type of body the media says is perfect everyday”

There have been many other fads such as the thigh gap, the collarbone coin challenge (the more coins you can fit on your collarbone the thinner you are) and the belly button challenge (having the perfect waistline if you are able to reach your belly button from behind); but none of these challenges should define the ideal body or what is beautiful. These trends encourage young girls to want to change their own bodies to fit into trendy body types and feel bad about not having a thighbrow instead of being happy with their own bodies. To be honest, the thighbrow is just a crease that anyone with legs will be able to achieve by simply bending forwards far enough. Celebrating curviness is incredible, but shouldn’t we be celebrating every single body type instead of repeatedly glorifying one body type after another?

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