Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Women in the Media

Who's piloting the plane? The consequences are dire.

Caution: language and visuals

•Women hold only 3% of clout positions in the mainstream media (telecommunications, entertainment, publishing and advertising).

•Women comprise 7% of directors and 13% of film writers in the top 250 grossing films.

•The United States is 90th in the world in terms of women in national legislatures.

•Women hold 17% of the seats in the House of Representatives (the equivalent body in Rwanda is 56.3% female).

•Women are merely 3% of Fortune 500 CEOs.

•About 25% of girls will experience teen dating violence.

•The number of cosmetic surgical procedures performed on youth 18 or younger more than tripled from 1997 to 2007.

•Among youth 18 and younger, liposuctions nearly quadrupled between 1997 and 2007 and breast augmentations increased nearly six-fold in the same 10-year period.

•65% of American women and girls have an eating disorder.

Miss Representation

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