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Fuck These Skinny Bitches!

“Real men like women with curves.”

“I’m bringing booty back go ahead and tell them skinny bitches that.”

“Where my fat ass big bitches in the club? Fuck the skinny bitches in the club!

What do these phrases/ song lyrics have in common? There is a parallel in the communication of the woman’s body. On one hand these words are used to empower curvier women, but at the same time tears down women who aren’t all about that bass. (Hope you get the reference :-)) If you don’t get that reference, its okay, I’m about to give Meghan Trainor a piece of my mind.

Dear Meghan,

I first remember listening to your song, “All About That Bass,” and bopping my head to beat and turning up the volume. On the surface this song is about giving power to fuller figured women, but take away the addictive beat and catchy lines and what I notice is the hindering of women.

A lot of your song talks about men preferring one body type over the other, “I got that boom boom that all the boys chase.” This line further perpetuates the idea that a women’s body is only valuable when it receives validation from the opposite sex. I think this song has good intentions but misses the mark. I also know there will be the argument towards me along the lines of, well I says that everyone is beautiful from head to toe. My rebuttal, so to speak, is that sentiment wasn’t carried throughout every verse.

Sincerely,
A skinny woman.
A friend of a woman who’s tired of being told to eat more.
A woman who’s fearful to vent about her insecurities because people feel like she doesn’t have the right to complain.

P.S. I’m all about the bass and the treble.

To my blog readers, I think its important to recognize that there is privilege with being thin; an example is that fashion works more in your favor. Though this is true, it still doesn’t mean that we need to insult the skinny people of the world. By saying, fuck these skinny bitches or having the phrase skinny bitches in your daily lexicon, you place blame on people who aren’t part of the problem. What we should be saying is fuck society for objectifying our bodies in the first place.

4 Responses to “Fuck These Skinny Bitches!”

  1. SpongebobBloggerpants

    “…This line further perpetuates the idea that a women’s body is only valuable when it receives validation from the opposite sex.” I really like your line of thinking here. We should empower ALL women, regardless of body type–not just curvy and/or fit, skinny, full-figured women. There is no, single “right answer” when it comes to the female body. Society needs to stop encouraging the spread of that idea.

    I also enjoyed your diplomacy here: “I think this song has good intentions but misses the mark.”

    ALSO, HOLY SHIT YES: “What we should be saying is fuck society for objectifying our bodies in the first place.”

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    • bestlittlelion92

      Thank you so much for the positive feedback! Yea, I just wanted my first post of the semester to highlight on a topic that we often don’t talk about. I hope this post will change the divide that we have formed between skinny and full figured women and we can see that all women are beautiful.

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  2. ChelleBelle

    SpongebobBloggerpants yeeesss you hilighted all the quotes I loved in this piece! I think that everyone, regardless of weight or gender, has probably heard some shitty comments about their body so there’s no need to engage in a war of thin vs. curvy. I also like that you noted that there is some privilage to being thin. I have never been laughed or stared at when eating in public, and I can usually find clothes at the mall that fit me. But that privilage doesn’t negate the way that body scrutiny makes you feel. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this guys, as a “skinny bitch” I really love the perspective!

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