Straight Women May Only Strive For Thinness If They Think Men Prefer It, Suggests Depressing Study

January 26, 2015 4:30 PM

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As women, the process of trying to attain body confidence can feel like running on a treadmill: For some of us, despite how many miles we clock, we never actually get anywhere. Now, researchers believe they've put a finger on a specific source of insecurity for heterosexual women -- namely, what men want. Or at least, what women think men want.

Whether it's through television, magazines or the Internet, women are constantly bombarded with messages about How Bodies Should Look. We know this contributes to body dissatisfaction. But a study recently published in the journal Social Psychological & Personality Science pinpoints one very particu...

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