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Byline: AMY ASTLEY
Body bashing. Fat talk. You know what I'm referring to: groups of girls getting together in person or online to zero in on perceived flaws and harshly criticize their own figures. Are the trash-talkers seeking reassurance or even fishing for compliments? Both, for suremisery loves company. But the most disturbing thing that writer Rachel Simmons uncovers in her article "Body Bashing" (page 98) is that it often morphs into what she calls "a contagious group activity, gossip that brings girls together over a common interest." Oh, no! Hating on your thighs or tummy …