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Bikini Bridge

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Bikini Bridge is a slang term used to describe a horizontal line that is formed on a woman's bikini bottoms as a result of the suspended gap between the bikini and the lower abdomen.


On February 26th, 2009, a Tumblr blog titled "Bikini Bridge" was launched, highlighting photographs of bikini bottoms stretched across women's hip bones (shown below).


On April 24th, 2009, Urban Dictionary[3] user mormdav submitted an entry for the phrase "bikini bridge," defining the term as a bikini bottom stretched across protruding hip bones. On October 12th, 2010, the /r/bikinibridge[2] subreddit was launched, featuring user-submitted photographs of thin women in bikini bottoms. On September 11th, 2012, MixedMartialArts forum member -FC- shared a compilation of bikini bridge photos. On September 13th, 2012, a Facebook[10] page titled "Bikini Bridge" was created. On August 1st, 2013, the sports blog Barstool Sports[13] highlighted several bikini bridge photographs.

Operation Bikini /b/ridge

On January 5th, 2014, 4chan members launched "Operation Bikini Bridge," in which bikini bridge photos were spread to promote the pose as "the next big thing" while simultaneously denouncing the fad as being an "unhealthy obsession" in social media circles centered around subjects like "thin privilege" and "fat shaming" with the hashtag #BikiniBridge2014.

- File: 1388971882223ipg-(38 KB, 500x375, 1388880977155.jpg) O Anonymous 01/05/14(Sun)20:31:22 UTC-5 No.525339787 Reply Welcome to Operation Bikini Bridge Phase 1 The premise is simple. Create propaganda parading the "bikini bridge" to be the next big thing(pic related). Circulate it throughout the internet. Simultaneously, we create reverse propaganda, denouncing the bikini bridge as an unhealthy obsession. This, too, we circulate throughout the internet. Our mission during phase 1 is to garner support for these social outlets. The more followers/subscribers the better Sho wing off your bikini Phase 2 After a fair amount of circulation has been accomplished, we circulate the images throughout parts of the internet known to be biased on the subject of weight (i.e. thin privilege, fat shaming, etc). This should cause large enough of a stir to snowball into a fairly big subject. What you can do to help Text font is "times new roman" and "little days" and works well with a shadow effect. >Ir/bikinibridge Remember quality, artsy pictures that really showcase the bikini bridge for pro bikini bridge propaganda. Weird, odd, or pictures showcasing the lack of a bikini bridge for anti bridge propaganda. Also, use slogans that have already been popularized( Health at Every Size") >Fake Facebook, Twitter and other social accounts To help circulate the p nda. The more friends, the better If youre feeling lazy slogans/text suggestions/pic >Spread the word (casually) Through facebook/twitter/tumblr and other media outlets >Post a picture(dont spam, but think passive repition) Remember: You do not have to push either side, even just mentioning "bikini bridge" or a slight preference will create a buzz. In fact, most often it is beneficial to show no preference at Think of viral marketing, and the power of repiti #BikiniBridge2014 can be pushed as a new years resolution ordeal. Target NYRers, weight loss pages/groups(as a "goal"), etc. These people already hold a predisposition. on. tldr GET IN HERE. OPERATION BIKINI BRIDGE IS A-GO

On the same day, BuzzFeed[8] highlighted a dozen of bikini bridge photos in the style of the "Just Girly Things" image macros in a post titled “12 Perks of Having a Bikini Bridge.” On the following day, Redditor rdwtoker submitted a post titled “Operation Bikini /b/ridge” to the /r/4chan[4] subreddit, featuring an Imgur gallery containing photoshopped tweets of celebrities Katy Perry, Pope Francis and Justin Bieber promoting the bikini bridge (shown below).

Katy Perry @katyperry 1▼ Follow Summer girls know how to party #bikinibridge Reply 다 Retweet ★ Favorite More Pope Francis@Pontifex A #bikinibridge is a gift from the lord Details Justin Bieber @justinbieber woah #bikin·bridge this is great 219 RETWEETSFAVORITES 72 5:34 PM-5 Jan 2014-via Twitter Embed this Tweet Reply Delete ★ Favorite

On January 6th, the women’s fitness blog Blogilates[7] published an article about the hashtag, which urged women not to base their beauty off of having a thigh gap and included several example photos taken from Instagram (shown below).

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The next day, The Daily Mail[6] published an article in which the bikini bridge is labeled as a “disturbing selfie fad” and compared to the “thigh gap,” a related slang term used to describe a visible gap between a woman's thighs while standing upright with both knees touching. Also on January 7th, several news sites reported about 4chan's involvement in the hoax, including The Daily Dot,[11] Today[12] and BuzzFeed.[14] Within the first 48 hours, the hashtag #bikinibridge had been tweeted over 3,400 times according to the Twitter analytics site Topsy.[5]

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Vavian "Strongbrush" Free
Vavian "Strongbrush" Free

Okay. Message to the women who are posting these:

FUCKING EAT SOMETHING. Go get a burger or have some ice cream. I don't care what you eat as long as it's something.

Despite what the media may imply or want you to think, ANOREXIA IS NOT HEALTHY, NOT ATTRACTIVE AND CAN KILL YOU.

If tight-fitting clothes are too big for you, SEEK HELP.

Crimson Locks
Crimson Locks

Dude, I was able to make a bikini bridge for most of my teen years and I was by no means starving myself.
Let's not assume that someone incredibly skinny must be starving themselves to attain that wait, mmkay? Some overweight people have the body they have due to genetics, likewise some people are incredibly skinny due to genetics. Also, notice how most of these girls are laying down in the photos. Your belly is going to flatten a bit when you lay down, and I bet some of these girls are sucking it in too. So these girls, while still skinny, are probably not as skinny as the photo may have you believe

On another note, striving for a bikini bridge is not bad but using unhealthy eating habits to achieve it is. Let's not get those two confused either.

I think 4chan needs to come up with more interesting hoaxes. If the best they can do is get people to fat shame and skinny shame, which people do on the internet unprovoked anyway, then we are looking towards a boring year of 4chan hoaxes


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