#A4challenge: si tu cintura mide lo que un folio, ¿estás delgada?

Coge un folio. Ponlo delante de tu cintura. Si al hacerte una foto este sobresale... Estás perdida. La última (y absurda) moda de internet dice que no estás delgada.

Woman.es

Como cada moda que, decididamente, no hay que seguir, llega de China. #A4challenge es la penúltima (seguro que la siguiente ya se está gestando) tendencia en redes sociales: fotografiarse con un folio delante del abdomen y, si la cintura no asoma por los laterales... Está claro, has pasado el reto.

 

Una foto publicada por @vinvely.93 el

Porque, sí, muchas de las modas que acaban teniendo éxito en Instagram vienen a determinar si los usuarios están delgados o no, pero cualquiera con unas nociones básicas sobre nutrición o salud entenderá que no solo es poco fiel a la realidad sino que además tiene un componente peligroso.

No solo es imposible determinar la delgadez (o belleza) de una persona con un procedimiento tan poco ortodoxo sino que este tipo de prácticas puede llamar a engaños a mucha gente, poniendo en riesgo incluso su salud.

Por eso, es de agradecer que, frente a cada absurdo movimiento, surjan respuestas críticas, como aquellas que se fotografían tras su título universitario o las que directamente lanzan un mensaje: "Eres más que la que se esconde tras un folio".

 

 

I just read about a new form of #fatshaming on the internet called #a4 . I'm by no means where I want to be, in terms of fitness, but I sure as heck have no desire to try to make myself this thin! The last time I was this size was when I was in middle school! And I'm proud to say I've always had curves and have a strong body and frame to stand up to life's burdens. (No offense by any means to those who have naturally small body frames) It just makes me mad that there's a standard of worth when it comes to size! From someone who got bullied for being overweight as a kid, and one who has struggled with weight all my life, I'm standing up to this challenge and am so glad I'm #notpaperthin ! And #damnproud Too! According to #huffingtonpost : "What if we told you that a new (and horrifying) trend is emerging out of China that’s challenging girls to compare their bodies to a piece of paper? Pretty ridiculous, right? Totally. But here’s the issue: this viral trend is actually a thing and it’s called the A4 waist challenge. The frightening new social media fad, which originated in February from the Chinese site Weibo, sees young women measuring their waistlines against a standard piece of A4 paper and seeing if their body is smaller than the sheet (which is just 21 cm in width, FYI). And if it is “successful,” women post a selfie onto Instagram or Twitter along with the hashtag #A4waist... So what’s the purpose of the challenge? To show how slim you are, according to People’s Daily Online. And with that, the criticism, mockery and stand against the challenged commenced all over the Internet: This “challenge” comes after many young girls have expressed their desire to obtain a thigh gap, reach their belly button from behind their backs and crevice a pen under their breast. As if young women needed more pressure... Consider us NOT a fan of this viral challenge (*files away with Kylie Jenner Lip challenge and condom challenge*)" #A4waist #a4waistchallenge #idowhatiwant #fitgirl #ilovemybody #igotcurves #curvygirl #thickgirl #beautifulthewayiam #beautifulatanysize #ivegotbiggerdreams #screwthat

Una foto publicada por Joycelyn Tross (@joyceyfit) el

 

Women in China are taking pictures with A4 paper to show how tiny their waists are. I gave it a go. #a4waist #AWaist #fitness #goals

Una foto publicada por Stevie Martin (@5teviem) el