so, i am reading this book...counseling women: a narrative, pastoral approach, and i have only read a chapter, but it is already so very good.
so...here are some stats that stuck out to me:
- 1 in 4 women will be abused in her lifetime. 1 in 3 will be raped in her lifetime.
- women who were murdered in domestic battering incidents had called the police an average of 5 times before the homicide took place.
- by the time a woman is 65, she is almost twice as likely as her male counterpart to be living in poverty.
- almost 40% of women in the u.s. are physically or sexually abused before the age of 21.
- in a study of 155 women, 92% of them felt that sexual harassment at work was a serious problem and 72% of them reported that they had been victims of that harassment.
the book also talks about the "rape culture" that we live in. we live in a society where women are devalued because of their sex...just think about it. i am not a nazi-feminist, but really...sexism is still very prevalent in our culture and society. women still make less than men; we are still holding on to stereotypical gender roles; look at what the media portrays...
- there are more peep shows and adult bookstores in the u.s than there are mcdonalds.
- 1 of every 8 hollywood movies depicts a rape theme.
- by the age of 18, the average youth has watched 250,000 acts of violence and 40,000 attempted murders.
just my thoughts for the day.