Song of the Summer (Year) | Tarreyn Land: Song of the Summer (Year)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Song of the Summer (Year)

Woah, Gang. 
It's 12:07am and a new video just rocked my world.
Meghan Trainor's All About That Bass.
What I'm gonna do now is let you watch it for yourself before you read on.


Are you kidding me?!
SO GOOD, Right?!?!

In a quintessential move of Feminine Feminism, Trainor dominates the screen in pinks and purples and glitter and sea foam, all while thrusting body-image empowerment into every verse. 
It maintains a candy-coated sense of humor while remaining true to a clear and concise message: Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top.

F**k, yeah, Meghan! 

In the middle of the summer when we women are plagued by bikinis and bare midriffs, sundresses and short-shorts, this is exactly the kind of thing we need to be seeing. 

A reminder to all of us that not only are our bodies acceptable, but exceptional

I was in a mall dressing room last week when I overheard what could only be described as a gaggle of 14 year-old girls, all beautiful and well-matabolised, dissecting the variety of things that were "wrong" with their bodies.
It was like that scene in Mean Girls - except not funny. 

This song and video are exactly what need to be seeping into the common consciousness of young women in this country. 
Real-sized women with real-sized confidence dressing up, strutting their stuff and having a ball. 

Let's replace the doubts with dance parties, barfing with bows, swimsuit fasts with self-reliance. 

“I see the magazines working that Photoshop, we know that shit ain’t real, come on now, make it stop."
It's the perfect antithesis to the Blurred Lines mentality, (even though I love me some Robin Thicke, I can admit the douchiness), and exactly what women of all ages, shapes and sizes need to be absorbing. 

She's all about that bass. 
I'm all about that song. 

YGG, Meghan. You fucking Go Girl. 

1 comment:

  1. If woman wants to be sexual active they should take responsibility for it themselves not their employer.