‘Tiger-beating’ is the sexiest trend featuring one of your biggest insecurities

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‘Tiger-beating’ is the sexiest trend featuring one of your biggest insecurities

I’m trying to tonight, tbh

Every second I spend twiddling my thumbs through the 7th circle of hell that is Instagram, there's nothing I can do to un-see a thirst trap from whoever I'm (regretfully) following. But girls of all different body types are showing off a woman's biggest body insecurity as a thirst trap and passing it off as part of the #bodypositive movementโ€”stretch marks.

Instagram girls are taking back their bods and flashing their tiger stripes all over their stories and feeds, and it's inspiring the fuck out of me:

They tiger beat in their bathing suits (it's winter btw)

Obviously in their lace panties

Like si te gustan las estrรญas !!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ฏโœ…โœจ๐Ÿ†‚๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ†ƒ๐Ÿ…ฒ๐Ÿ…ท ๐Ÿ…ผ๐Ÿ…ฐ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…บ๐Ÿ†‚โœจ – – -๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿฝ โœ… Turn post notification on ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ โœ… Stretch Marks in Instagram ๐Ÿ˜ โœ… Follow, like and comment ๐Ÿค“ โœ… Tag your friends ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž– #empowerment #empoweringwomen #stunning #standout #stretchies #showthemoff #strongwoman #strongertogether #stretchmarksandall #stretchmarksaresexy #educate #inspire #empower #tigerstripes #love #loveyourbody #loveyourlines #shoulder #breast #loveyourstretchmarks #stretchmarks #stretchmark. #loveyourself #lovemystrerchmarks #loveme #stretchmarksarebeautiful #smile

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Don't forget the glitter

Are we even women if we haven't doused a pic of our body in glittery glam? I'm pretty sure it'll soon get banned because society hates women, but while let's turn up the feminism while we still have glitz galore.

"Flaws" are created by the media to make women feel insecure and spend money on items to change themselves. Stretchmarks are not a flaw, they are part of growth, but there is still a stigma that they are not deemed beautiful and I want to change thatโœจ We go through so much in life just being female, itโ€™s about time we loved and appreciated our bodies, we can get stretchmarks at any time in our life and at any size ๐Ÿ’• Cannot wait to show you our shoot with @stylistmagazine coming out very soon, thank you @roseannavelin for painting my tiger stripes gold and @harri.grace for making this happen โœจ letโ€™s keep this #glitterstretchmarks trend going ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ @sarashakeel @allisonkimmey #selflovebringsbeauty #stylist #stretchmarks

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#selfconfidence #glitterstretchmarks make-up artwork by @sarashakeel

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The reason why women are posting their stretch marks for thirst-trapping is the same reason Fat Amy calls herself "fat"โ€” to take back the power it had over us.

I think what made stretch marks such a huge "problem" for women to accept is because we get trapped into this thinking that we've "let our bodies go" — like we haven't take care of it enough, and that's why it's not as unblemished as newborn's skin.

I don't despise men, but no one can deny that their opinions on women have attributed to the insecurity as a whole. In my mind, I think some men believe that women don't (and shouldn't) have a hair out of place on our pretty little wig-weaves. Then, when they see what women actually look like, they freak out.

Despite societyโ€™s efforts to make us hate ourselves, weโ€™re taking other peopleโ€™s hate and flashing it on the โ€˜gram. Thereโ€™s never been a more appropriate time to use our imperfections as the most lethal weapon to reflect other hatersโ€™ insecurities. And if they continue to hate, let them.

Theyโ€™re watching what you're doing, so clearly you're doing something right.

@aribines

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