ADDED: Question from the journalist: "What does it symbolize if one has a thigh gap?"
[UPDATE: Pesky thigh video deleted. It was causing technical troubles. It's very good, so click over if you want to see it.]
AND: From the video:
Journalist: "Do you think boys look at a girl's thigh gap?"My home-based research gets different results. I asked my husband Meade if men knew or cared about the "thigh gap," and he said "hell, yeah!" He advised me to Google "Laura Petrie." Apparently, he's been thinking about the thigh gap for a long time. On further questioning, I was able to discern a difference between the thigh gap these teenage girls were waxing competitive about — a spacious dual arc at mid-thigh — and the thigh gap that Meade (purporting to represent the thinking of many men) was enthusing over — which is a hand-sized window of light at the top of the closed thighs.
Girls: "No! They don't even know what it is!"
Journalist: "So why do girls care?"
Girl: "It's a girl thing."