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Eliminate "Fat Talk"

110 Signatures Goal: 100

What is the issue? Why should you care?
Eating disorders are a pervasive problem affecting college students. According to a recent article by TCU 360, TCU is above the national average for reported eating disorders; 8.78% of TCU students reported an eating disorder, while the national average is 5%. Additionally, Shelley Long of the Counseling, Testing, and Mental Health Center at TCU says that the majority of students did not have an eating disorder prior to coming to school here. What can you do to help fight this problem? Take the pledge to eliminate "fat talk."

Pledge I pledge to eliminate or reduce the amount of “fat talk” that I use on a daily basis. As such, I will strive to reduce the amount of time I spend focusing on the negative ways in which my body does not conform to the “ideal” body image. I do each of these things in order to cultivate, promote, and reinforce a healthier and more accepting environment regarding body image—for both myself and others. What is “fat talk?” We define “fat talk” as any language that has one or more of the following qualities—calling yourself fat; calling others fat; saying you can’t eat something because you’ve already had another “fattening” food item; saying you’ll later regret eating something; expressing the need to exercise to make up for consuming a food item; or anything else that expresses food intake, weight, or body image in a negative light.

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November 22
Petition has reached 100 signatures!

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    Alexandra N. Stuart United States
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    Matt Kostle United States
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    Rachel Fuchs United States
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    Tyler Vesely United States
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    Lois Pranger United States
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    Douglas Leuckemeyer United States
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    Bryce Derry United States
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    Samantha Byers United States
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    Rachael Cawthon United States
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    Matt T. United States
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    Alec Bloom United States
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    Charlotte Beatty United States
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    Beata Jones United States
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    Lauren Summers United States
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    Elizabeth Greenwell United States
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