New report show teen girls still suffering

Girls Action Foundation just published a report showing that Canadian girls still grapple with self-harm, violence, harassment and negative body image. Apparently teen girls are using more drugs and alcohol than they have in the past decade. Girls aged 10-14 are 14 times more  likley than boys to end up in hospital for trying to commit suicide. A fifth of teen girls in British Columbia have intentionally injured themselves. This is exactly why I am writing a about shifting our girl-demeaning culture. It’s not a girl problem (they are not stupid or weak!) its a societal problem where we still see females as second-class citizens. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][Source Saman Ahsan, Exec Dir,  Girls Action Foundation; Vancouver Sun 8 March 2013]][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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