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Could the bikini bridge replace the thigh gap?

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In an article published today, Jan. 7, the Daily Mail is calling attention to the latest body-deforming craze … the “bikini bridge”. Is it any wonder that girls have body image issues? With the recent “fat-shaming” of the stunning Alyssa Milano by Jay Mohr, who said of the 41-year-old actress, “It seems like she had a baby and said, ‘I don’t really give a sh*t’ … I read it on her gut… Somebody sat in the director’s chair and was not wearing Spanx and I was like, ‘Jesus Christ.’”

It’s insane and stupid remarks, like the ones aimed at Milano, that inspire “thinspiration” and extremely unhealthy fads such as the “thigh gap” and now … the “bikini bridge”. For those unfamiliar with the “thigh gap,” it’s the unrealistic goal of attempting to become thin enough so that you upper things do not when you’re standing with your legs together. The “thigh gap” insanity has become so popular that there are hundreds of “how-to” articles, blogs, and Facebook pages dedicated to achieving … the impossible.

Now that the “thigh gap” is firmly implanted into the brains of the most impressionable girls and women, we are introduced to the “bikini bridge”. The “bikini bridge” is when bikini bottoms are suspended between the two hipbones, causing a space between the bikini and the lower abdomen.

Oh, and it’s already popping up all over the Internet with girls posting selfies of their “bikini bridge” and #bikinibridge beginning to trend on Twitter. A twitter account, Bikini Bridge, is dedicated to this new and incredibly unhealthy trend, posting a picture that read, “If you haven’t got a bikini bridge by summer then don’t complain when all of the attractive girls who do get all of the attention”. How about becoming obsessed with your perfect, god given body? #LoveMyBodyJustTheWayItIs!

This author writes other columns. To view other topics from this author, visit the author’s page. ©2014 Yvonne P. Mazzulo, All rights reserved. Connect with Yvonne P. Mazzulo on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus.

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