Turn on thread page Beta

97% of women unhappy with their figure-official! watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    i just was watching GMTV and they were talking about a survey which found that 97% of women weren't happy with their bodies, and the average woman worries about her body every 15 minutes.
    the worst thing is that it doesn't surprise me- at all!
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    I heard from my mate who is a cameraman for gmtv that pigs fly. They did a survey!

    It's official!
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Mr Motivator would of been a better topic to talk about . . . .
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    97% of women in their carefully controlled and statistically reliable GMTV supersurvey prefer whiskers.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    well it was meant to be a bit tongue in cheek- but actually the survey was conducted by grazia magazine.....
    i still think it rings true though.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    They interviewed 5 thousand women...there must be a grain of truth in that survey.

    I'm not sure about the every 15 minute thing though...we'd all be permanently depressed if we thought so negatively that often.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by mademoiselle84)
    well it was meant to be a bit tongue in cheek- but actually the survey was conducted by grazia magazine.....
    i still think it rings true though.
    I don't.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    5000 women that read grazia magazine.

    Im suprised its not 100%
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Although you have to taken into consideration the population they surveyed, I think there is an element of truth in it.

    I think most women, even if they're generally happy with their body have at least one thing they don't like so much, whether it be they think their thighs are a bit too chunky, their nose is a bit too big etc. I doubt it's to the extent they think about it every 15 minutes.

    My personal hang up is my legs, but I was thinking about them every 15 minutes I'd never get anything done!!
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    A small element of truth. Most women that read Grazia are going to be pretty vain
    Offline

    3
    (Original post by OMGWTF)
    5000 women that read grazia magazine.

    Im suprised its not 100%
    I agree, the people who read Grazia magazine are more inclined to be into beauty and fashion, therefore their general appearance and are probably more likely to want to alter it in some way than readers of.. Model Railway Collectors for example, as they focus on it more.
    Offline

    3
    And it also depends on the definition of "alter". They might have counted even hair dyeing as wanting to alter appearances, or the wearing of make-up.

    Best to take these so-called "official statistics" with a pinch of salt.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    ...which concludes at least 3% of the women that replied have lied at least once.

    By the way, being unhappy with something is a good incentive to do something about it. But of course there's a treshhold for where it is no longer productive.
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    I wouldn't be surprised if the figure was actually that high. I don't know anyone who's 100% happy with how they look.

    As for the every 15 minutes thing, it's definitely possible some days, but I woudn't say I think about it every 15 minutes every day all day long.
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    lol I say I'm fat a lot but that's just to aggravate my friend who goes "OMG SHUT UP!" :P
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    thats not suprising at all! every woman i know dislikes at least one feature or part of her body. its just natural not to be 100% satisfied with how you look.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I HATE surveys.
    Anyway, the way they said it is so inaccurate. What they should be saying is “97% of the women that were surveyed…”

    Not 97% of women!!!! I don’t recall being asked this :hmmm:

    Anyway, now that that error is out of the way..

    Since no one is perfect, and humans are hard, if not impossible, to please. It does not surprise me
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    more than 3 percent of women are hot tho :confused:
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    When you are fully happy with your body is when you lose the battle and things start to go down hill.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by squirly)
    I wouldn't be surprised if the figure was actually that high. I don't know anyone who's 100% happy with how they look.

    As for the every 15 minutes thing, it's definitely possible some days, but I woudn't say I think about it every 15 minutes every day all day long.
    Now you do . Why worry? Who cares if you have a mole on your thigh or cube-shaped head. It's all part of individualism. There's no such thing as perfection, and people who search for it make it their obsession, ending up shallow and pathetic.

    The best people in this world are those who make the best of what they have (physically) and then stop worrying about it. Then they can use all that time they spent worrying to improve their personality for the rest of their lives. Being unhappy about your looks will only make you more unhappy, and more insecure.
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: April 12, 2006
Poll
Do you think parents should charge rent?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.