Why I’m NOT ‘All About that Bass’

Why I’m NOT ‘All About that Bass’

Recently I was in the car bopping along to the song “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor. At first I thought “isn’t this such a great song promoting healthy body image and self love”. And I began to sing along to it. Then after the millionth time on the radio (slight exaggeration, only slight), I began to really listen to the lyrics. And it didn’t sit well with me. I began to feel uneasy about it, and I thought “perhaps this isn’t the all-empowering-female-song that so many talk about”. Here’s why: 1. “Cause I got the boom boom that all the boys chase, and all the right junk in all the right places…because boys like a little more booty to hold at night.” Is it just me, or she saying that the reason that she likes her body is because boys like it? Because they can hold it? Because she has all the right ‘junk’? So this women empowerment song, this ‘love your body’ song, is still based around the notion that your body is great because boys like it. Not because you like it. Not because you feel great in your own skin, but because boys like it, and can hold onto it. What am I, a handle bar? Or perhaps am I an object that they need to desire? What if my ‘junk’ (I’m assuming she is talking about my breasts and bottom, although I don’t think mine are ‘junk’, I really like them) is in the wrong places? Does that mean that boys won’t want to ‘chase’ it, like they’re a dog chasing after a...

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