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‘Body shamers, step aside!’ Women around the world share unfiltered photos with viral hashtag

‘Body shamers, step aside!’ Women around the world share unfiltered photos of their thighs with a new viral hashtag

First there were ‘mermaid thighs’, whereby women shared unfiltered, realistic photos of their thighs that touch one another in a backlash against the thigh gap.

And now there are #thighsforjeaux, a hashtag going viral around the world on Twitter, which celebrates thighs in every shape and size thanks to submissions from women from all walks of life.

The hashtag started earlier this year when a 21-year-old called Mixo, known as @mijeaux on Twitter, tweeted a photo of her own thighs in the heat of summer, alongside the hashtag #ThighsForJeaux.

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At present, there are thousands of posts of women’s thighs on Twitter, and while the hashtag started as one that was predominantly used in South Africa, right now it’s getting uploads from people from all over the globe.

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‘What motivated me to do the hashtag is how often people are judged for showing their thighs, especially if their thighs are deemed imperfect by societal standards,’ Mixo told Marie Claire South Africa.

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