Gossip Time: why do girls check out other girls?
Women spend more time checking each other out than they do the opposite sex.
Do you agree? listen (and repeat!) this article by The Telegraph‘s journalist Julia Oliphant and try to express your opinion about!
Like it or not, we’re all guilty of it. Be it an glance at the girl browsing the same clothes shop window as you, or the rather more blatant stares at the girl sitting opposite on the tube – we just can’t seem to help ourselves. And a recent study has confirmed it. Women spend more time checking each other out than they do the opposite sex.
To many of us girls, this is no real surprise. Certainly, many of us have been known to give a woman the once over, perhaps we flirt with the idea of copying her ‘look’. Daisy, an actor living in North London, tells me: “Obviously I look at other girls all the time – so much so my boyfriend has even taken issue with it,” she admits. Elsewhere, Hestor, a London-based advertising exec, is as up front about the habit as Daisy is: “I’m always interested in what other girls are wearing, it’s fascinating to people watch, especially in a place where women are so fashionable.”
According to Dr Caroline Walters, a body image and women’s sexuality specialist, it’s not just other women’s clothes we’re checking out, either. “It’s practically every aspect of another woman’s appearance, from hair style to tan, shape, size, even body hair and fat distribution.” Whatever we to be most important ourselves.
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