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"OMG. I’m so fat!” How Fat Talk Hurts Women and What You Can Do to Stop It.

Wirtz-Costello Lecture

featuring Dr. Renee Englen

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Building: Woldenberg Art Center in Room 205
Location: uptown campus
Other Information: Freeman Auditorium

We've all heard it: A group of women bemoaning the size of their thighs, the shape of their stomachs, the jiggle in their arms. Researchers call these conversations fat talk. Fat talk is both common and contagious in groups of young women. It may seem like harmless bonding, but research shows it hurts the women who do the talking and the women who hear it. It's hard for women to feel good about their bodies today.  You may not feel like you can change the images advertisers use or the way thinness is glorified. This talk will focus on something you can change: the way you talk about your body. Talking about your body in a different way can change the way you think and feel about it. Ultimately, ending fat talk can help create healthier communities of women who are better able to appreciate their bodies for all of the amazing things they can do.

Dr. Englen is a professor of psychology at Northwestern University whose lab, The Body and Media Lab, researched objectification theory, fat talk, and idealized media images.

Sponsored by: Newcomb College Institute as well as Athletic Women's Association, GLAM, PHUSG, Mortar Board, The WELL

Admission: Free
Attendance: Open to the public
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors

Tickets: Not required

For more information contact Heather Corbett via email to hcorbett@tulane.edu or by phone at 504-865-5565






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