Jim Nibblett <[log in to unmask]>
Mon 4:22 PM
Many years of following gender issues and the media's reporting of them
has lead me to look for what is 'missing' in the reporting of news.
Needless to say, finding these 'missing pieces' is a tough job since one
needs to already know more about the subject than is in article in order
to offer more than just a 'guess.' I find myself wondering if these
numbers (eg the difference between 6.3 - 6.5 million and 7.5 - 8.0
million) that you quote are comparable to the number of successful
suicide attempts. I haven't heard recent numbers on suicides in some
time. Several years ago there was a study successful vs unsuccessful
suicide attempts in teenagers. The former was overwelmingly involving
boys, the latter overwelmingly girls (or young men and young women, if
you prefer). I find it tough to imagine that suicide might amount to a
million deaths, however. I wonder if this might account for some
fraction of that number. Anyone know?
On Mon, 29 Jan 2001 16:52:31 -0500 Norman Holland <[log in to unmask]>
> "chris erb" <[log in to unmask]>
> 5:11 PM
> A definite increase by female students and a leveling off of male
> since 1990 (meaning that their numbers move slightly up and down
> between 6.3
> million and 6.5 million). Young women a pretty strait increase from
> million to 8 million ('94 experienced a small drop off that resulted
> in a
> recovery lasting until 1996).
> They do follow college population increase trends, however.