Women Statistics in Media Essay

545 WordsNov 24, 20123 Pages
Statistics - “The average woman sees 400 to 600 advertisements per day” - “…by the time she is 17 years old, she has received over 250,000 commercial messages through the media. - “Only 9% of commercials have a direct statement about beauty6 but many more implicitly emphasize the importance of beauty--particularly those that target women and girls.” - “today's fashion models weigh 23% less than the average female” - “…and a young woman between the ages of 18-34 has a 7% chance of being as slim as a catwalk model and a 1% chance of being as thin as a supermodel” - “Teen People magazine, 27% of the girls felt that the media pressures them to have a perfect.” - “69% of girls in one study said that magazine models influence their idea of the perfect body shape, and the pervasive acceptance of this unrealistic body type creates an impractical standard for the majority of women.” - Seventy-five percent (75%) of "normal" weight women think they are overweight and 90% of women overestimate their body size. - -“The majority of teenagers with eating disorders are girls (90%)” - "One study of a sample of Stanford graduates and undergraduates found that sixty-eight percent of students felt worse about their own appearances after reading women's magazines" (Crafting a Perfect Body). - “In an issue of "Allure" magazine, there were 30 ads and 28 of them were thin Caucasian woman who have light colored hair and blue/green eyes. Even African American women in the media achieve the image that Caucasian woman have. They dye their hair to lighten it, straighten it, and wear light colored contacts. Although African American woman create a "Caucasian look," their appearance in advertisements is rare.” - “Twenty years ago, the average model weighed 8 per cent less than the average woman, but today's models weigh 23 per cent less"

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