The Parents Television Council has discovered that depicted violence against women on television has increased 120 percent over the last five years. And, portrayal of violence against teenage girls has increased by an alarming 400 percent.
To make matters worse, this study by the PTC only surveyed CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox, without taking a look at cable networks. Not surprisingly, NBC heads the list of offenders with a 192 percent increase, followed by CBS at 119 percent, Fox at 105 percent, and ABC with a “mere” 39 percent.
The increase of violence against teenage girls is even worse.
Violence against teenage girls increased by a shocking 700 percent on Fox, 600 percent on CBS, and 300 percent on NBC.
The report can be read at www.parentstv.org/PTC/publications/reports/Womenin-Peril/main.asp.
Please let the networks know that this is not acceptable!
- Source: The Bulletin, Philadelphia, 11/28/09.