New survey reveals only 1 in 10 women feel attractive
April 24, 2012 § 3 Comments
Talk about low self-esteem… A new survey of 1,000 women in the UK (aged 18 to 64) reveals that only one in ten says she thinks she is “attractive.” The survey was done by Dove and called the Dove Body Confidence Census 2012. Now some might argue that the survey is not reliable because it was conducted by Dove, but I think it is shedding light on a real issue and that is women’s self-confidence, or lack thereof. How can women be expected to feel good about themselves and love their bodies when the media and advertisements show beauty in only one way: pencil-thin, light/flawless skin(pore-less is more accurate, compliments of Photoshop, not nature), perfect hair, and pearly white teeth. If a woman doesn’t this realistic standard, she is made to feel as if something is wrong with her. Objectification of women’s bodies in advertising is nothing new by any means. Yet I am so, so tired of women being forced to feel like this. We all deserve to feel amazing and be treated well because of the women we are, not because we may or may not look like a Victoria’s Secret model. I wish the results of this survey would shed some light on the issue, but I doubt that will happen.
Here’s the link to the story & specifics of the survey if anyone is interested…