TIME has covered the 3rd Annual Fat Talk Free Week, October 18-22, 2010 in a very special article. How can we change the way we talk about ourselves? End 'Fat Talk!'

"Starting Oct. 18, thousands of young adults on at least 35 campuses will participate in Fat Talk Free Week, a national campaign to eliminate language that is damaging to students' body image. The initiative's motto: 'Friends don't let friends fat-talk.' Particpiants learn, for exaple, that when a gal pal asks if those jeans make her butt look big, the best answer may be to persuade her not to ask the question at all."

Read the full article here.


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We’re next to speechless.

A show that has (mostly) been a positive influence in the media… a show that is SO popular they haven’t needed to look for controversial ways to get press (well, other than the controversial subjects covered on the show)... has stepped into sleazetown. Shame on the producers of Glee for allowing this...

and this...

Here’s the thing – you can *try* to argue that it’s ‘not that bad’ or ‘not that big of a deal,’ but let’s cover a few bases here. The show is made up of cast members portraying high school students (i.e. minors). The audience of ‘Glee’ ranges from pre-teens to adults. The huge following behind Glee is in fact, so big and borderline cult-like, that it has earned its die-hard fans the title of ‘Gleeks.’

So, why then did they feel the need to go and do a borderline pedophilic, softcore pornographic shoot like this?

Surprise, surprise… the girls, Lea Michele (Rachel) and Dianna Agron (Quinn), wear the least amount of clothing and the boy, Cory Monteith (Finn), has his hands all over them (and is FULLY clothed, I might add). High school girl + see through white panties + wide open legs on a locker room bench. Hmmm. Yeah. Screams pedophilia.

And just to top it off, let’s look at the photographer behind this. Ah yes, Terry Richardson… a man who has a questionable background as it is, having been accused (multiple times) of inappropriate sexual advances and harassment by young models. Even more reason to feel thoroughly disturbed that he was the man behind the camera on these.

 

#FAIL. On so many levels… #FAIL.

 

 

 

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PsychCentral.com Blogs: By Gabrielle Gawne-Kelnar

So why is it so hard sometimes?

For such a little word, it can seem like quite a big one…

Sometimes, in an effort to ‘get along’ or be polite or to smooth things over, we can find ourselves saying yes to all sorts of things we’d rather not do. Like taking on extra work, when we’re already overrun with it. Or accepting invitations to events we’d rather not attend. Or doing the family’s emotional housework.

But the funny thing is that, even if you imagine yourself to be the kind of person who has a lot of trouble saying no, odds are, you’re already saying it. Plenty of times.

How can this be true?

Well, even though they’re opposites, ‘yes’ and ‘no’ usually travel together. For as philosophy points out, to say ‘yes’ to one thing means, simultaneously, to say ‘no’ to all others. ‘Yes’ to this automatically means ‘no’ to a whole lot of other options....

For instance, yes to that dinner with those people you hardly know means no to an evening at home.
Yes to taking on yet another project means no to time off.
Yes to being the family peacemaker can mean no for getting your own needs met.
Yes to meeting all sorts of obligations or pressures can mean no to having enough time for what’s really important to you.

Read the entire article here .

[Psych Central]

 

[Video] High school (female) football player sets national record...

 

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By 'JHollandERC' [EverydayHealth.com]

'October 18-22, 2010, marks this year’s “Fat Talk Free Week,” when women are encouraged to ban this from of demeaning dialogue from their lives. ‘Fat talk’ refers to the commentary about weight and size we hear in everyday conversations, and we sometimes say to ourselves. Comments such as, “Why can’t I be as tiny as the models in the magazines?” or “I wish I had my friend’s legs. Mine are short and flabby.”

Four out of five U.S. women are dissatisfied with their appearance and 81 percent of 10-year-old girls are afraid of being fat. There is no doubt that these types of comments are – sadly – so common that you probably don’t even realize when they’re being said. In our society, it has become the norm to be self-critical.

At the eating disorders treatment center I work for, Eating Recovery Center, in Denver, Colo., we strive to banish ‘fat talk’ from our patients’ lives to help instill a healthy body image as they continue through treatment and recovery.

Here are four suggestions I often recommend to combat ‘fat talk’ and promote a healthy body image...'

Read the entire article here.

 

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