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Statistics

  • Every two minutes someone in the United States is sexually assaulted.
  • RAINN (2008). Retrieved 11/18/08 from: http://www.rainn.org/get-information/statistics/frequency-of-sexual-assault)

     

  • 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men will be sexually assaulted in her or his lifetime.
  • RAINN (2008). Retrieved 11/18/08 from: http://www.rainn.org/statistics

     

  • One in three teens experiences some kind of abuse in their romantic relationships, including verbal and emotional abuse.
  • Break the Cycle (2006). Retrieved 11/18/08 from: http://www.breakthecycle.org/resources-free-material.html

     

  • 40% of teenage girls, ages 14 to 17, know someone their age who has been hit or beaten by their partner.
  • Break the Cycle (2006). Retrieved 11/18/08 from: http://www.breakthecycle.org/resources-free-material.html

     

  • Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women.
  • American Institute on Domestic Violence (2001). Retrieved 11/18/08 from: http://www.aidv-usa.com/Statistics.htm

     

  • 85-95% of all domestic violence victims are female.
  • American Institute on Domestic Violence (2001). Retrieved 11/18/08 from: http://www.aidv-usa.com/Statistics.htm

     

  • Women ages 16-24 experience the highest per capita rates of intimate violence—nearly 20 per 1000 women.
  • Bureau of Justice (2000). Bureau of Justice Special Report: Intimate Partner Violence. Retrieved 11/18/08 from ACADV website: http://www.acadv.org/dating.html

     

  • In Fiscal Year 2007, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received 12,510 charges of sexual harassment. 16% of the charges were filed by males.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (2008). Retrieved 11/18/08 from: http://www.eeoc.gov/types/sexual_harassment.html

     

  • 6 out of 10 girls think they'd "be happier if they were thinner"
  • UK Teen Body Image Survey (2004). Retrieved 11/18/08 from Dove: The Dove Self-Esteem Fund website: http://www.campaignforrealbeauty.com/supports.asp?section=campaign&id=93

     

  • While only 19% of teenage girls are "overweight," 67% think they "need to lose weight"
  • UK Teen Body Image Survey (2004). Retrieved 11/18/08 from Dove: The Dove Self-Esteem Fund website: http://www.campaignforrealbeauty.com/supports.asp?section=campaign&id=93

     

  • More than half of teenaged girls are, or think they should be, on diets. They want to lose all or some of the forty pounds that females naturally gain between 8 and 14. About three percent of these teens go too far, becoming anorexic or bulimic.
  • Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders, Inc. (2005). Retrieved 11/18/08 from: http://www.anred.com/stats.html

     

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