Where’s the Outrage?
Sometimes we're outraged by the abscence of outrage in our society. Let's all talk about Lady Gaga's weight, Amy Poehler's divorce, or Amanda Bynes' troubles , but not these #s, and the massive, epidemic crisis of confidence affecting girls. The status quo just isn't acceptable anymore.
7 out of 10 girls 8-17 believe they aren't good enough or don't measure up in some way (We're wondering good enough for what and measure up to what or whom?)
62% of all girls feel insecure about themselves (this is a massive crisis of confidence that does and will have serious ripple effects)
57% have a mother who criticizes her own looks (hey mom, think what you will – but stop hating on yourself in front of the kids)
What do you think? Surprised by any? What can we do to put the focus where it needs to be (and not on Ryan's abs), and why aren't we talking about this more?.
( data from Real Girls Real Pressure, a National Report on the State of Self-Esteem, commissioned by the Dove Self-Esteem Fund)