Statistics

  • American teenagers spend: 31 hours a week watching T.V. (source) 17 hours a week listening to music (source) 3 hours aweek watching movies (source) 4 minutes a week reading magazines (source) and 10 hours a week online. (source)
  • That’s 10 hours and 45 minutes of media consumption aday. (source)
  • It’s estimated that there is somewhere north of 1 billion people who use the Internet every single day. (source)
  • 53% of 13-year-old girls are unhappy with their bodies. That number increases to 78% by age 17. (source)
  • It is estimated that out of the 8 million people with an eating disorder 7 of those million are women. (source)
  • 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 $235.6 billion in 2009.  80% of the countries in the world have GDP’s less than that.
  • U.S women spend $12,000 to $15,000 a year on beauty products and salon services.
  • 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.
  • In Nancy Pelosi’s four years as Speaker of the House, she hasbeen 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 3% of clout positions in the mainstream media (telecommunications, entertainment, publishing, and advertising). (source)
  • Studies prove exposures to sexually explicit video games andmusic videos is linked to men’s acceptance of rape myths and sexual harassment.
  • 70% of women in the workforce are mothers; yet we have nonational paid leave child care or flex time policy.

Statistics retrieved from Miss Representation

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