Everyone’s seen those images. The tanned stomachs, tiny thighs, girls in skimpy knickers showing off their thigh gaps.
Sites like Pinterest and Tumblr are full of them. There are dozens of inspirational quotes and guides on ‘how to get the perfect abs in 30 days’
Everyone wants to be healthy and look their best – but when does promoting women to exercise slip into the dangerous territory of ‘thinspiration’?
What is ‘thinspiration’?
Thinspiration or ‘thinspo’ refers to quotes and images that inspire people to be thin.
While this can conjure up healthy athletic women, it also pulls up images of emaciated young women who are fixated on being thin above all.
You can find them all over Google and Pinterest.