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Friends don't let friends fat-talk

 
 
Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2010 02:32 pm
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Coming soon to a college campus near you: a ban on "fat talk." Okay, so the ban is voluntary — and temporary — but it's designed to get students to think about the psychological effect of even seemingly innocuous comments like "Omigosh, you look so good — have you lost weight?"

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 damaging to students' body image. The initiative's motto: "Friends don't let friends fat-talk." Participants learn, for example, 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.


The anti-fat talk campaign is designed first to help people identify the "thin ideal" — essentially a pre-pubescent girl's body, plus boobs — that is perpetuated by the media and pop culture, and then learn how to reject it in favor of a healthier, more realistic attitude



Read more: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2025345,00.html?hpt=T2#ixzz12Mp1fez9


The social engineering programs powered by pressuring individuals to conform to the party line never end, they just get worse. I am sure that an indepth study of the Nazi tactics was made in preparation. Policing of speech and images will correct every perceived social ill.....right?
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talk72000
 
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Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2010 02:39 pm
@hawkeye10,
The problem is the bovine hormones fed to animals used by factory farms which has contributed to obesity. These factory farms produce cheap meat ut unhealthy animals thus the excessive use of anti-biotics and vitamins. The uncontrolled faeces, enclosed space and overcrowding is not healthy for animals. They are susceptible to airborne diseases.
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2010 02:54 pm
@talk72000,
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The problem is the bovine hormones fed to animals used by factory farms which has contributed to obesity
What do social prohibitions on speaking of body fat contribute towards a solution to the problem?
talk72000
 
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Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2010 02:58 pm
@hawkeye10,
The corporations are shifting the blame to individual acts when it is their unethical activity that is the cause of the problem. I see that a lot.
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2010 03:06 pm
@talk72000,
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The corporations are shifting the blame to individual acts when it is their unethical activity that is the cause of the problem.
or are we rather blaming individuals, holding individuals responsible, for alleged problems that they can not as individuals change/fix?.....because I see that a lot.

I still however dont see where communication policing solves or even addresses problems. Where I come from good amount of quality of communication is considered necessary for good human functioning, so why the censorship?
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failures art
 
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Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2010 03:06 pm
How is this "policing" speech hawkeye? People are volunteering to not use this kind of language. There is no reason that people must use that kind of language, so why the hell do you care if people challenge themselves to not use it?

I used to say "retard" a lot, but I don't anymore. It's the same thing. Many people challenge themselves to use less defamatory speech. You're free to be a crass boor, nobody is policing you. You aren't entitled to approval. Deal with it.

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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2010 03:12 pm
@failures art,
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There is no reason that people must use that kind of language, so why the hell do you care if people challenge themselves to not use it?

I don't HAVE to do anything but die, so your argument goes nowhere. I object almost always for costs being imposed upon the speaking of truth, and nearly as often when costs are exacted for speaking as we will regardless of the subject. I objected to communication controls long before we got to "lookism", but as we get further into nutso land I expect many more people to join me in my objections.
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2010 03:16 pm
@failures art,
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it?

I used to say "retard" a lot, but I don't anymore. It's the same thing. Many people challenge themselves to use less defamatory speech
You conveniently missed the point that this program is all about trying to pressure OTHER people into a certain behaviour.
Arella Mae
 
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Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2010 03:22 pm
@hawkeye10,
Good grief, you are for say anything you want or do anything you want aren't you? You want it to be legal for adults to view child porn, you want the rape laws changed so men aren't really held responsible, and now you want it to be socially acceptable to be a jackass and just say anything to another person even if it might hurt someone's feelings.

What a guy!
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Arella Mae
 
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Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2010 03:57 pm
@hawkeye10,
I didn't misunderstand a thing. People are trying to get across how "fat talk" can be harmful and you don't give a flip whether it's harmful or not. Failures asked you how it was policing speech, so, no, I didn't misunderstand it.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2010 04:35 pm
@hawkeye10,
Boy, that beak really makes yer head look fat hawkeye
engineer
 
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Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2010 04:58 pm
@hawkeye10,
Isn't the purpose of discussing body fat to make people conform to society's view of body image?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2010 05:08 pm
http://www.angelfire.com/film/tsss/ss/toofat.wav
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2010 05:59 pm
@hawkeye10,
hawkeye10 wrote:

You conveniently missed the point that this program is all about trying to pressure OTHER people into a certain behaviour.


Something like you do on most threads that deal with your obsessions?
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2010 06:42 pm
@hawkeye10,
Your disgust is moot given your leanings. If you are against dishonest discourse, you should stop posting all together.
Arella Mae
 
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Reply Thu 14 Oct, 2010 06:47 pm
@Intrepid,
He has a lot of nerve saying anyone else is inhumane when he is the one that wants to make child porn legal.
 

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