Why “All About That Bass” Is Not Body Positive
If you haven’t seen the video or heard the song, you can do so here, then come click back here once you’ve watched it.
The song, co-written by Meghan Trainor (the singer) and…
It is policing, but here’s the point I emphasized at the beginning of the original post, plus in another post:
I’M COMMENTING ON THE FACT THAT THIS ISN’T BODY POSITIVE, IT’S FAT POSITIVE.
People are hailing it as a body positive anthem, and it’s simply not. I’m providing examples and reasons as to why it’s not.
I think it’s wonderful that it is fat positive. I’m fine with people saying those things and talking about themselves however they want in fat positive spaces. But when you try to move into all-around body positivity, no, you can’t do that. It’s an all-encompassing movement - like, just literally looking at lines in the song, I can factually show you how it’s not body positive.
Go be fat positive. That’s wonderful. But recognize that you’re only being positive towards fat people and don’t shove it my fucking face as positivity, as a lot of media has been doing with the song.
Also, like I keep stressing - an obsessive need for something isn’t a positive representation. It’s sick. The culture has a sick representation of thinness, it’s not healthy and it’s not positive. But that’s a whole other discussion.
You know the reason the fat acceptance movement even exists is because there was no room for fat wimmin in the body posi movement. Sooooooo……….
Also, consistantly representing powerful and successful wimmin as thin actually is positive. Recognize your fucking privilege.