Monday, January 28, 2008

Scary statistic of the day

In 1995, 34 percent of high school-age girls in the United States thought they were overweight. Today, 90 percent do.

--Courtney Martin, "Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters"


D said...

I hate to say this, and I am also sure I will piss off somebody. But,I think Americans in general are more overweight. not the point I know, but...

Anonymous said...

that's not a scary statistic. What would be a scary statistic is the percentage of high-school age girls (and boys) who were overweight in 1995 vs. that same number for today. Even scarier are all the calls for government intervention, oh won't someone please think of the children!!! I can hear them right now, liberals up in arms about something-or-other, a wave of well-intentioned concerned citizens with modest goals, soon to be replaced by crusaders with far more draconian mindsets. But I digress.