TRIGGER WARNING: This article talks about eating disorders and body image.If you’ve been online recently, you might have come across the hashtag #leggingslegs.
If you saw this on TikTik, it’s all about videos of young women with lean legs – promoting the idea that you need a certain type of legs to wear leggings.
If you saw the hashtag in the news – it would be because TikTok has banned it, following backlash from people who say it encouraged diet culture.
Now, when you search #LEGGINGSLEGS you’ll be directed to eating disorder HELP and RESOURCES.But it begs the question- why do these harmful DIET CULTURE trends keep coming back- And what’s the best way to fight them when they do?
Today on The Briefing, we ask why do these harmful diet culture trends keep coming back- And what’s the best way to fight them when they do?
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