I’m bringing booty back
Go ahead and tell them skinny bitches that
No, I’m just playing.
The thing is I really wanted to like this song; it’s catchy and great to dance to! But the more I listen to it the more I can’t help but get enraged. How can you empower people if you are simultaneously oppressing others?
I applaud her for trying to shine light on the Photoshop epidemic because it’s a real problem but why intertwine name calling? She shames other women that she doesn’t feel are as “hot” as her. Yes I look like a boy in a sports bra and my ass isn’t as big as I’d like it to be but I love my body 100% because it’s all mine! And I have to love it before others can…
I am so happy for those who were comforted and encouraged by this song! But what about those who weren’t? What about the girls who tried to alter how they look so they fit a certain “mold” that Miss Trainor felt was her place to set?
And I’m only picking on “All About That Bass” because I just heard it on the radio but so many artists, movies and companies scrutinize people and their bodies. Victoria’s Secret tells us that an angel looks like a 5’11’’ Gisele but we all know that isn’t the case. My 86 year old neighbor still calls his wife his angel.
Being body positive is so important but it should be done without shaming. I don’t quite understand why people can judge another human being on their genetic makeup because honey that tells me A LOT about you. Maybe we should look a little deeper and get to know someone before we decide to hate them based on their jean size, skin color or sexual orientation.
Stop splashing around in your puddle of a personality and look past the physical features of people. It is 2015 and society as a whole is appalling! It’s easy to pick apart someone based off of their looks because not judging is hard for so many. I am not talking about “skinny-shaming” either, which I can’t even believe that’s a real thing and probably should be stopped. It all comes down to no one should be made to feel ashamed of their body and who they are. No one group is better than another. I guess all I’m saying is I’m disappointed in the people around me who feel as though it is their place in this world to comment on someone’s appearance.
Someone’s insecurity is only an insecurity because people make them feel bad. Yes “only you can control your feelings” but it’s the horrible things people say to you that affect your self-esteem and personality. I’ve heard a good friend of mine say “I’m the funny fat guy!” but why is the fat part coming into play? You’re a funny guy who would do anything for his friends and family, that’s all it comes down to.
Another branch of this crazy faux-motivation is ‘Fitspriration’. To me, it’s completely uninspiring and yet another way for the media to capitalize on dividing women based on their body shape. I like exercise, but do I look like the bodies I see in those images? No. I’m guessing that unless you’re a fitness model who takes stock in baby oil, it’s highly unlikely that you look like that either and the caption “Strong Is The New Skinny” does nothing for me. It appears to be another way of telling women that if you haven’t got a washboard stomach you’re a failure. I don’t buy it.
So, I can assure you, curvy girls don’t do anything ‘better’ but let me also say this, skinny girls don’t either. Not because of their body shape. There might be girls who can run faster than you, draw better than you, or do math better than you- but I will guarantee that it has nothing to do with how much they weigh.
Short, tall – gay, straight – black, white, purple – people who pee in the shower, people who SAY they don’t pee in the shower – NONE OF THIS MATTERS. At the end of the day, are you a person surrounded by love and happiness? If you have that down, all the rest will come into play.
Thoughts! Please, I’d love to hear! Comment below!