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Two thirds of women receive negative comments about their looks

body image tape measure

6:02am 13th April 2017

The results are in and we've found some worrying news about how you feel about your body and how you've been treated.

66% of women who took part in our body image survey told us they've had nasty comments about their bodies or outfits.

And 85% of you have felt upset or insecure about the way you look.

We've been out talking to women in Blackburn and they told us:

"They shouldn't let it get to them. You are what you are, and if people don't like it, tough.

"Me personally, I'm not bothered. As long as I'm comfortable then I'm happy, but I know a lot of people aren't like that.

"I think you should just be natural and just be yourself."

Almost nine in ten of you said that you are worried about kids being put under pressure to look a certain way.

And a lot of you think social media is to blame.

87% of those who took part in our survey said they think sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram put pressure on us to look certain way.

Listen to the views of real women: 

You can still take part in our body image survey HERE

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