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Fat Talk

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: I love the idea of “Fat Talk Free Week” on college campuses. Not only is such talk destructive, but it is also profoundly boring. I am grateful that I have somehow managed to escape having the kinds of girlfriends who enjoy bemoaning how much they weigh and how they look in their clothes.

DANI ALEXIS RYSKAMP: Time’s recent article on banning “fat talk” has a hilarious title, but a questionable premise. Sure, it’s great that groups of women are bonding over self-censorship and all that, but it raises the question: what will these moratoria on fat talk do to our nation’s waistline? Continue reading

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Holiday Parties

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: As most of us know, what happens at the office holiday party, stays at the office holiday party.

AKIE BERMISS: Off the bat: I am the opposite of Molly. I don’t like parties. At all. I don’t like parties, or parades, or fairs, or rallies. I get supremely uncomfortable when I jammed up in a place with a couple hundred or so people and we’re supposed to be having a good time. For a good time, I like to sit at home, drink with my cats, and watch Columbo. If that’s what a holiday party entailed — I’d be at every holiday party I can get my hands on. Continue reading

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