Days like today really get to you…
Within the past month or so the song “All About that Bass” by Meghan Trainor has gotten popular, its all over the radio. Lately there has been article after article about how Meghan Trainor is body shaming and that the song is just terrible. Well I’m here to tell you why I think that everyone should be about that bass.
When listening to the song there is no doubt that it is catchy and can get stuck in your head but when you listen to the lyrics you can get two different opinions on what she is really saying. In my opinion I believe that maybe she made this song because there isn’t a song out there that is super popular that promotes the realness of women. In the song she sing, “Yeah its pretty clear/ I aint no size 2/ but I can shake it shake it like I’m supposed to do/ ‘cause I got that boom boom that all the boys chase/ all the right junk in all the right places” Here she is really speaking to the realness of every woman. Not everyone is a size 2. Also on that note she does not say that women who are a size 2 are inferior.
At one point in the song she does say “I’m bringing booty back/ go ‘head and tell them skinny bitches that…” This taken out of content sounds absolutely terrible but she follows that line with something that I think we ALL can relate too. She follows with “…No I’m just playing/ I know you all think your fat/ But I’m here to tell you that ever inch of you is beautiful from the bottom to the top.” Right there is why I think every woman should be behind this song. As a society of women we are constantly going after each other on our physical appearance to make ourselves feel better. Notice how I said Women. Women are the leading cause of the body image epidemic that we are facing in this country. I am not saying that we are the only cause but we are sure not helping at all. I know that a lot of people are saying that this song only makes it worse but I think Meghan is taking the negative words we throw on each other and making it public. She also sheds light on the things we have to tell ourselves to justify our own body type.
In my opinion I think that this song should rally women together. That we should support all different types of people no matter what their size or shape is. That being said I am also aware that Meghan does say “Yeah my mama she told me don’t worry about your size/ She says, “Boys like a little more booty to hold at night.”/ You know I won’t be no stick figure silicone Barbie doll/ So if that’s what you’re into then go ahead and move along.” I honestly don’t think she really is putting down “skinny women” I think she is putting down the stereotype that we as women put out there. I also think that this also goes to show that woman who do have more “curves” have to justify why its okay to have the body that they do.
The bottom line, I think that no one should have to justify why they have a certain body type. Also I think that women as a whole should be better at being behind one another. Regardless of any song that is put out, it still doesn’t change the fact that women are still not comfortable with being together and being on each other side. I think that is something that needs to change. I know that there are always two sides to everything and I am in no way saying that my opinion outweighs someone else’s. I just wanted to put mine out there because I do think that maybe someone else out there could share my opinion too.