DO MIDLIFE WOMEN HAVE A SELF IMAGE PROBLEM? by Thea Wood (@Over40Style)
This is a loaded question that we can dissect into thousands of angles. An Internet search using “midlife women self image" and “midlife women body image” queries yields just over 280,000 results combined. Those results aren’t even close to the amount of information available for “teen girls self image,” which yields 4,970,000 results. That leads one to question: Why aren’t sociologists, psychologists, and professors learning more about the most influential and wealthiest demographic’s introspective attitudes? Doing the research left me almost debilitated with conflicting reports. Here are a few statistics that stood out:
54 The age females are least satisfied with their bodies (source) 92% Botox users who are women (source) 40 The age when women start taking less selfies than men (source)
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