Thursday, October 04, 2007

Beauty Onslaught II, a few numbers

  • The average person sees between 400 and 600 advertisements per day,equivalent to more than one message for every waking minute.
  • The average US girl has the opportunity to see an estimated 77,546 commercials by the time she is 12 years old.
  • 93 percent of girls and young women report feeling anxiety or stress about some aspect of their looks when getting ready in the morning. This could explain why more than 70 percent of girls and young women avoid activities when they feel bad about their looks, including giving their opinion, attending school and even going to the doctor.
  • 76 percent of girls and young women admit to partaking in unhealthy activities when they feel badly about their bodies.
  • Nearly four out of 10 engage in unhealthy eating behaviors, such as anorexia or bulimia.
  • 58 percent of girls describe themselves in negative terms, including words like "disgusting" and "ugly," when feeling badly about themselves.
  • More than one out of 10 girls has used cutting or self-inflicted injury as a coping mechanism.
Read the rest of this report at CNN Money.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for posting this! It's worse than I thought...