False perceptions

We all know a “Julie” from our high school days. She sat behind me in freshman algebra, and later we shared a history class, and then, was it biology in our senior year? Julie is the girl with the pretty smile and lovely eyes. The one we whisper about behind her back. We say things like “She has such beautiful hair, if only she could lose some weight,” or “She has such a pretty smile, if only she could drop a few pounds.”

We all know we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover — but we do.

Americans have many false perceptions of what makes a woman

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