Body Shaming In Meghan Trainor's 'All About That Bass'

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All About That Body Shaming “You’re so lucky.” “I wish I looked like you.” “I hate you.” “You’re so thin.” “Let’s trade bodies.” These are a few sentences that I’ve heard in my life. Many times when we hear body positivity, we are brought onto topic of accepting our imperfections or things we cannot change easily. Unfortunately men and women of all ages endure body shaming. This can be in the context of fat shaming and/ or thin shaming. Body shaming of any sorts is completely and utterly disrespectful. It’s hard enough when one might be struggling with how they look but when others give their unwanted and unruly opinions, the words cut deep. I stand at 5’4 and weigh in at around 113 lbs. I was an extremely active child, which continued into my teenage years. If I could compare myself to an object, it would be a stick. I have no curves, which means I could pass as Flat Stanley’s twin sister. I’m not like this because I don’t eat or I constantly work out. Ask my roommates, I eat pizza at least 3 times a week. It’s because of genetics. My weight is something I have no control over. When I first heard Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass”, I was confused and appalled by the lyrics of men liking “booty” to hold at night, while thinning…show more content…
I never want to hear my niece, cousins, or future children tell me they are unhappy with the size they are. Every body is created differently. We need to teach our youth that everyone is beautiful the way they are and shouldn’t change who they are unless they see it fitting. It’s 2017! It’s time to recognize the beauty we all carry with us. Words hurt no matter what people say. Skinny shaming has negative effects just as much as fat shaming. Statements like “you need a bigger butt” or “you need to eat” don’t cause anyone to feel good. Instead, those people will find themselves thinking or trying to find new ways to have others to stop commenting on their

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