to be thought-provoking and to encourage discussion.
wage of an exterminator: $10.25
Hourly salary of a childcare worker: $6.17
of Labor Statistics)
we pay somebody four dollars an hour more
to get rid of bugs than to take care of kids?
health plans that routinely cover abortion: 9 in
Managed-care health plans that routinely cover contraception:
4 in 10
Alan Guttmacher Institute)
insurance companies more willing to pay for this procedure
than to prevent it?
of 3000 men and women surveyed, percentage
who would sell sexual services for $100:
of all births that were out-of-wedlock: 26%
Percentage of of never-married women that are mothers: 20%
Census Bureau most recent stats-1994)
important for mothers to be married? Do these numbers
seem high or low to you?
age of women marrying for the first time:
of women aged 30-34 who have never married:
were you when you first got married? If you've never married,
are you still hoping you will?
Is it important to you?
number of performance days lost per high-school cheerleading
injury each year : 28.8
Average number lost per high-school football injury : 5.6
envy your high-school cheerleaders? Should we be encouraging
our daughters to participate in sports instead?
amount by which the household income of a thin woman exceeds
that of a fat woman: $6,710
of people who regain diet-related weight loss within three
England Journal of Medicine, September 30, 1993; International
Journal of Obesity, #13, 1989)
Are heavier women discriminated against in the job market?
Have you lost weight, only to gain it back soon after?
of nine-year-old girls who said that they "felt happy
the way I am": 60%
Percentage of teenage girls who said that they "felt
happy the way I am": 29%
study of the psychological development of teenage girls
by Harvard professor Carol Gilligan)
feel happy the way you are? Do you think your daughter does?
of American women who consider themselves pretty: 13%
Percentage of American men who consider themselves
you Rate: Women, by Tom Biracree, Dell Publishing,
you define beauty? What's beautiful about you?
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