Fat Talk Free Week October 16-22

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Fat Talk Free Week, an extension of Reflections: Body Image Program, is an international campaign designed to engage members, campuses and communities in the conversation. Tri Delta is leading the way, taking a stance and declaring that it's time we take control over our own destinies, our own bodies, and our own inner dialogues.



  • Friends don't let friends Fat Talk. What can you say to those you hear 'Fat Talking' around you to help reduce fat talk among your friends.
  • What do you think women can do to resist pursuing the thin-ideal?
  • Write an open thank you letter to parts of your body. (i.e.,: Dear Legs, thank you for letting me run; dear arms, thank you for letting me pick up and hug a baby.)
  • In a recent Newsweek survey 57% hiring managers said qualified but unattractive candidates are likely to have a harder time landing a job; more than half advised candidates to spend as much time and money on "making sure they look attractive" as on perfecting a resume. Do you think this is a conscious choice by most hiring managers? Why or why not?
  • According to a study released in April 2010 the use of beauty products by teens and women is down 6 percents from 2008-2009. Specific product use, such as mascara doubled among teen girls. What type of pressures influence these trends? (NPD Group)
  • Retailers, such as Ann Taylor and Ralph Lauren have been under extreme scrutiny for their extreme use of photo retouching in their advertising. Is photo-retouching an acceptable marketing method? What message do you think it sends to see such extreme changes to images?
  • What are your thoughts about advertising? In France they are considering requiring a warning on all photoshopped images. What are the repercussions, both positive and negative, of that type of warning? Do you think it would help promote positive body image or hinder it?
  • A recent Urban Outfitter t-shirt suggests that women should "Eat Less." How does a t-shirt like this damage body image and how can we challenge retailers that promote eating disordered behavior.


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