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Do I look okay?: Body monitoring

Have you ever been out having a good time, and suddenly get this feeling that your hair isn’t in the right position, or your make up may have gotten smeared, or maybe you feel like you need to readjust your skirt?

These are just some of the ways that we monitor our body as women, otherwise known as “habitual body monitoring”. Caroline Heldman talked about the concept of body monitoring in her TED talk “The Sexy Lie”. It’s the idea that we constantly monitor how our body looks, and to be honest I can complete relate. She says: “We think about the positioning of our legs, the positioning of our hair, where the light is falling, who’s looking at us, who’s not looking at us.”