This is awesome, and I’ll be posting more about it on Broadsheet shortly. Happy Fat Talk Free Week, everybody! (Video is all text, so no transcript necessary.)
Update: Karen pointed out in comments that transcripts are also for the visually impaired whose screen readers don’t read video — d’oh! of course! — and llencelyn has kindly provided one. It’s below the video, after the jump.
Update 2: Here’s my Broadsheet post about it.
1920: The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote.
1963: The Equal Pay Act gave women the right to receive equal pay as men.
1981: Sandra Day O’Connor became the first female Supreme Court Justice.
2007: Nancy Pelosi became the first female Speaker of the House.
As women we have come so far. Yet in this day & age, with all our opportunities, education, empowerment, why is it that…
54% of women would rather be hit by a truck than be fat. (yes, you read that right)
81% of ten-year-olds are afraid of being fat.
67% of women 15-64 withdraw from life-engaging activities like, giving an opinion, going to school, and going to the doctor because they feel badly about their looks.
In the U.S., as many as ten million (10,000,000) females are suffering from anorexia or bulimia. That’s more than are suffering from breast cancer.
It’s time we wake up and realize we have a serious lifelong issue with body image! Why? Are we our own worst enemy? We must stop chasing the impossible – this “thin ideal.” Because most fashion models are thinner than 98% of most American women. Because if mannequins were women, they would be too thin to bear children.
It’s time to focus on the “healthy ideal,” which looks different for every woman, and focuses on health, not weight or size.
It starts with you.
It starts today.
Do I look fat in this?
She shouldn’t wear that tight shirt!
You think you’re fat? Look at me!
I need to lose 10 lbs.
I’m too fat to wear this swimsuit.
You look great! Have you lost weight?
I’m so fat.
THIS IS FAT TALK.
It’s destroying us. Our friends. Mothers. Sisters. Daughters.
So let’s end it. Now.
We must break this habit of Fat Talk. We can start to change simply by changing the conversation.
Tri Delta launched Reflections to end fat talk and promote the healthy ideal in college women. And right now YOU can help end Fat Talk for ALL women.
Sign the Fat Talk Free Week Promise and help us end Fat Talk right now.
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Friends don’t let friends Fat Talk. Be a friend. Join Fat Talk Free Week and Promise to end Fat Talk for yourself and the women you love. Use the next online page to sign the Fat Talk Free Week Promise now.