Why one in six young girls feels ashamed of how she looks

Why one in six young girls feels ashamed of how she looks
 

The largest annual survey into the views of the UK’s girls and young women has revealed that 36% of seven- to 10-year-old girls say people make them feel like the most important thing about them is the way they look. The Girlguiding Girls’ Attitudes Survey, which saw over 1,500 young people surveyed, also revealed that almost 40% of the same group feel they are not pretty enough, and 25% feel they need to be “perfect”. One in six feel ashamed or embarrassed of how they look.
The findings suggest that the problem may be getting worse, with the survey reflecting a five-year decline in girls’... read more

 
4 October 2016 in Health, Views: 45
Source: Guardian
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