Miss Representation

Statistics from Miss Representation

  • American teenagers spend:
    31 hours a week watching T.V.
    David Hinckley / New York Daily News
    17 hours a week listening to music
    3 hours a week watching movies
    4 minutes a week reading magazines
    and 10 hours a week online
  • It’s estimated that there is somewhere north of 1 billion people who use the Internet every single day
  • 53% of 13-year-old girls are unhappy with their bodies.  That number increases to 78% by age 17.
  • It is estimated that out of the 8 million people with an eating disorder 7 of those million are women.
  • 65% of US women and girls report disordered eating behaviors.
  • 17% of teens engage in cutting and self-injurious behavior.
  • Depression in women has doubled since 1970
  • U.S advertisers spent billion in 2009.  80% of the countries in the world have GDP’s less than that.
  • U.S women spend ,000 to ,000 a year on beauty products and salon services.
  • The number of cosmetic surgical procedures performed on youth under age 19 more than tripled from 1997 to 2007.
  • Women make up 51% of the US population... however women comprise only 20% of congress
  • 35 women have served as US governors compared to 2,319 men.
  • 71 countries in the world have had female presidents or prime ministers, the US is not one of them.
  • U.S. women continue to earn 77¢ to every dollar that men earn.
  • In nine states and the District of Colombia women who are victims of domestic abuse can be denied healthcare coverage because domestic abuse can be considered a preexisting condition.
  • The U.S is the only major industrialized nation without paid family leave.
  • In 2011, only 11% of protagonists in films were female.
  • Between 1937 and 2005 there were only 13 female protagonists in animated films...All of them except one had the aspiration of finding romance.
  • More than 20% of teens in the US have sex before the age of 14
  • In Nancy Pelosi’s four years as Speaker of the House, she has been on the cover of zero national weekly magazines
  • Women own only 5.8% of all television stations and 6% of radio stations
  • Women hold only 5% of clout positions in telecommunications, entertainment, publishing, and advertising
  • Studies prove exposures to sexually explicit video games and music videos is linked to men’s acceptance of rape myths and sexual harassment
  • 1 in 4 girls experience teen dating violence
  • 1 in 4 women are abused by a partner in their lifetime
  • 1 in 6 women are survivors of rape or attempted rape
  • 15% of rape survivors are under the age of 12
  • Rape survivors are more likely to suffer Depression, Abuse Alcohol and Drugs, or Contemplated Suicide
  • 70% of women in the workforce are mothers; yet we have no national paid leave child care or flex time policy