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