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Education vs. Incarceration

Women Are Dying To Be Thin

Are the fashion industry and media to blame?


An Accurate Representation

1950's: Mannequins were fashioned to mimic the average measurements of women. The average hip measurement of mannequins and women were both 34 inches.


34 Inches

31 Inches


An Increasing Disparity

1990's: By 1990, the average hip measurement had grown to 37 inches, while the average mannequin's hip measured had shrunk to 31 inches.




The average U.S. woman is 5'4" and weighs 140 pounds, whereas the average U.S. model is 5'11" and weighs 117 pounds.

Most runway models meet the Body Mass Index (BMI) physical criteria for anorexia.

Size 12 6

Ten years ago, plus-size models averaged between size 12 and 18. The majority of plus-size models on agency boards today are between size 6 and 14.


69% of girls in one study said that magazine models influence their idea of the perfect body shape

47% of girls 5th-12th grade felt magazine pictures influenced them to want to lose weight.

Only 29% were actually overweight.


Get Skinny Quick!

Each year, the average adolescent sees over 5,260 advertisements mentioning attractiveness.


90% of women overestimate their body size.

Four out of Five U.S. women are dissatisfied with their appearance.

80% of women who answered a People magazine survey responded that images of women on television and in the movies make them feel insecure.

A Dangerous Reality

National Eating Disorder Association reports 10 million American women have eating disorders, while the South Carolina Department of Mental Health estimates 1 million men suffer from an eating disorder.

20% of people suffering from anorexia will prematurely die from complications related to their eating disorder, including suicide and heat problems.

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.

50% of commercials aimed at girls spoke about physical attractiveness, while none of the commercials aimed at boys referred to appearance.

If you or someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder- don't wait, seek help today. EDUCATE INCARCERATE Education Funding Corrections Funding $11,110 /YR $8,985 / YR $31,900 /YR $1 Billion $871 Million Per Student Per Student Per Prisoner 2012 Education Cuts 2012 Prison Spending Increase SUBURBAN CITY 7¢ of every tax dollar is used to fund prisons and corrections 1/ 10 Students of the State's United States has 82% 49% Lomeclions 1/4 of the world's Prisoners Philadelphia Graduate Graduate $11 Bilion $50 of the State's 4 Budget Cuts 1988 2012 US Education and Incarceration PA is one of the worst funders of education, PA is ranked 43rd of 50 in educational funding equality among income levels. second only to Nebraska. ЛЛЛЛЛ Philadelphia Poverty and Education Compared to the Nation's Largest Cities L || || || | Philadelphia has the highest % of poor people Philadelphia has the lowest % of college graduates ЛЛЛЛА ЛЛЛЛЛА 1/100 1/35 1/10 College Graduates High School Graduates High School Dropouts US Incarceration Demographics 8/10 5/10 1/10 At or Near Poverty Level Graduate High School Graduate College Nonviolent Drug Related Illiteracy Race US Education and Employment US Incarceration and Mental Ilness 87% 1998 Prisoners Suffering with Mental Health Problems 79% 283,000 Percent of Employment BA, OR 68% 46% 2012 1.25 Million #20 in Education Globally #1 in Incarceration Globally

Education vs. Incarceration

shared by jasonkillinger on May 29
Using Philadelphia as an example, this graphic compares the cost, both financial and societal, of education and incarceration. Designed by Jason Killinger for Maskar Design


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