Thursday, September 30, 2010

Senate introduces Healthy Media for Youth Act (S.3852)

Did you know...

Nearly 90% of girls say the media places a lot of pressure on teenage girls to be thin.

Only 46% of girls think that the fashion industry does a good job of representing people of all races and ethnicities.

55% of teenage girls admit they diet to lose weight.

37% know a girl with an eating disorder (Girls; Body Image, 2010).

Girl Scouts of the USA took action to fix these problems and to help girls and young women see themselves in a new and stronger light. We worked to introduce the
Healthy Media for Youth Act (H.R. 4925) in the US House of Representatives. Recently, Senator Kay Hagan introduced (S. 3852) in the US Senate. This bill supports media literacy programs and youth empowerment groups, like the Girl Scouts, and encourages healthy, balanced, and positive images of girls and women in the media.

Ask your Senators to be a Voice for Girls and support S. 3852!
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