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Why women around the world are posting photos of their thighs on social media

No matter where we look, whether it’s online, in print, or on television, women are faced with unrealistic expectations of beauty. Nearly unattainable trends (unless you’ve got blessed genes), such as ‘A4 waist challenge’ and ‘Belly button challenge’, lead to women developing an unhealthy obsession with their bodies.


But now, we’re pleased to report that a new body-positive trend is seeming to arise: Meet #ThighsForJeaux, a hashtag spawned by confident women with confident bodies and thighs.
On August 26 (Friday), Twitter in South Africa was turned into a body-positive stream of photos when 21-year-old Mixo (@Mijeaux) prompted her followers to tweet her a picture of their unfiltered thighs.

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