Men And Women Equally Hate Their Body Weight

New study finds gender equality in body-shaming.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Body-shaming is something usually more associated with women than men. However, a new study shows that there is actually more gender equality when we look in the mirror, as men and women equally hate their weight. 

According to Cosmopolitan, a new study in the journal Body Image looked into "the prevalence and correlates of satisfaction with appearance and weight" and found that men and women were nearly equal in their attitudes towards their own weight. Based on 12,176 online surveys (via and 15% of men and 20% of women were "very to extremely dissatisfied" with their weight.

"Dissatisfied people had higher Neuroticism, more preoccupied and fearful attachment styles, and spent more hours watching television," the study found.

On a positive note, results were nearly identical with weight satisfaction, too. 28% of men and 26% of women said they were "very to extremely satisfied" with their looks while 24% of men and 20% of women were "very to extremely satisfied" with their weight. Researchers say that these more satisfied people had higher levels of openness, were more conscientious, and were more extraverted; they also "were more secure in attachment style, and had higher self-esteem and life satisfaction."

What will the Internet do with this newfound revelation?

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