American Women Love Their BoobsJuly 15, 2011 3 Comments
Along with, “Boxers or briefs?” men are always asked the question, “Are you a boob guy or a bum guy?”
For once, this question has been put to women. American and UK women were asked what their favourite body part is in a recent report. The “Summer Confidence” study polled 5,000 women from the US and UK to look at differences in women’s confidence between the two countries.
It turns out that 35 percent of American women said they liked their breasts best and 30 percent favoured the junk in their trunks. UK women aren’t as impressed with their boobs and butts, but 40 percent like their legs. They admit that their legs won’t “stop traffic,” but they still favour them over US women, where only 15 percent chose their stems.
Despite problems with obesity, the overall consensus was that US women had more confidence than UK women. In fact, 40 percent of US women said that they were comfortable in a bikini compared to only 12 percent of British women.
It’s hard to hypothesize why the response was so different between the two countries. We can boil it down to UK women are more modest, US women get more surgical enhancements to create confidence, or there’s way more leg men in the UK than boob men or butt men, but the main conclusion that we should draw about the study is that women need more confidence in general.
The truth is, it’s difficult to don the barely-there bikini when you see celebrities in swimsuits splashed all over gossip magazines at the grocery store. Sometimes it’s positive attention such as, “Look how hot LeAnn Rimes looks in her skimpy bikini on vacation with her beau.” But more times, it’s negative publicity. It’s more fun to pick out who doesn’t have the best bikini bod. All-in-all, the images are frightening and the headlines are horrifying.
It may be difficult, but we must resist allowing someone else — whether it’s our friends, family or the media — to decide whether we should love our bodies or not. As much as it’s great to pick out body parts that we like, we should learn to love the whole package.
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