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The #A4WaistChallenge Is RIDICULOUS

Not only ridiculous, but dangerous.

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The latest trend doing the rounds on social media will shock you: women are using sheets of A4 paper to indicate how tiny their waists are, and we're not sure we've heard anything more ridiculous in about forever.

Because when did being the same size as a piece of paper become an aspirational feature in a grown adult human? Did we miss a memo or something?

The #A4WaistChallenge has taken off in China, where young women are holding up pieces of A4 paperwhich are roughly 8 inches in widthas a measure of their waist size. How insane.

But thankfully, a bunch of people are taking a stand against this dangerous craze, which promotes an unhealthy and unattainable body standard. And they're tackling it with humor.

Like this woman, who knows where it's at.

And this one, who has an important message to remind us all of.

And this one, who calls bullshit.

And this girl, who frankly couldn't care less that she doesn't 'win' the challenge.

Even men are getting involved. Like this one, who thinks we should push ourselves a bit harder and go for Post-it notes instead. Too right, go hard or go home.

 

And if you want some perspective...

So can we trash the stupid hashtag and the even stupider idea forever now, and just concentrate on being happy and healthy in the bodies we were born with? TY.

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.