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If You Need An Example Of How Silly Our Standards Have Gotten For How Women Look ... Ta-Da!

I try not to pay attention to body-shaming BS for my own sanity, but I just learned about a trend pressuring women and girls to have a gap between their thighs, and it really caught me off-guard. (Haven't heard of it? Lucky you!) What's next? Obsessions with perfectly round freckles? Super wrinkly elbows?Thank goodness for satire because without it ... well, just hopeless tears and frustrated head-shaking, I guess. This tutorial makes a great point about how ridiculous this "ideal" is, plus it's friggin' hilarious.

If You Need An Example Of How Silly Our Standards Have Gotten For How Women Look ... Ta-Da!

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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