tropius:

jommeez:

wow first of all how do you even touch a bird

ive watched this video an unimaginable amount of times

laterinthecaveoflesbians:

whereareallthesourpatchparents:

I’m a lil perplexed because everyone was upset with Meghan Trainor for her “all about that bass” song because she called girls “skinny bitches” which is uncalled for and not really promoting body positivity for all bodies

and while I am all here for the destroying the male gaze and promoting self love that Nicki Minaj is doing she’s… ultimately doing the same thing???

I acknowledge that skinny is the ideal and thin privilege is a thing and that should be criticized but it’s not really skinny people themselves that are perpetuating this (unlike other types of privilege in which the privileged group is at fault) so I don’t think we should be getting mad at skinny girls but rather at the media and companies (usually run by men) that have created that image to sell you things

I just don’t think it’s necessary to tear girls down just because they happen to fit the ideal through no fault of their own (or through means like eating disorders or other damaging things)

All these posts I keep seeing that are like “go cry about it while watching everyone that looks like you on tv” or “talk to me when you’ve been made fun of and called ugly” make a point but seem to go against a lot of the girl love and empowerment vibes I’m used to seeing on here

idk

This, but also consider the fact that Nicki Minaj is a black woman, obstensibly talking to other black women in this video. For a black woman, her body IS the ideal, her look IS the ideal. She’s an immensely curvy, light skinned, long haired black woman and her “fat ass” is what is desired in a black woman. It really and truly is.

And her telling “fuck you if you skinny” to other black women is kind of a slap in the face to me, especially because I don’t have a “black ass”, and I’m called on it every day of my life. I’ve been called a “waste” of a black girl because of my flat ass, by other black girls no less.

I’m all for black women reclaiming their bodies, and not to be treated as erotic fantasies instead of people because of their shape, but I’m also here to say that the “ideal” (read: the white man’s ideal) body varies immensely across races, and “thin” privilege as we know it and have seen it is honestly a very white ideal. And I’m not exactly here for a black woman who has a “privileged” body (or more desired body at least) stomping all over other black women, especially when we’re being called worthless and wastes because of our shapes. Love your thickness, but love your other sisters more is all I’m saying.

and I mean it that’s there’s shitty shit in most songs I paid attention to the lyrics of zeppelin’s “whole lotta love” for the first time the other day and it’s just gross and I was quite put off

my main issue with all about that bass is that the narrator seems to dictate their body image based on what men think, which is def not healthy… I know nothing about anaconda so I cannot comment on that

definitely, and that was one of the “questionable lyrics” I was referring to in one of the asks I got but I didn’t really wanna go into it since it’s been discussed by people much more eloquent than I. but yeah, that was definitely one of my main problems with that song too
anaconda seems to do that to a point (“He say he don’t like ‘em boney, he want something he can grab”) but it makes a little more sense in Nicki’s song since she’s kind of flipping the roles and talking about her sexual conquests and talking about men like men usually talk about women in songs but that’s still kinda questionable to me too

gettheetoapunnery:

(Wiggles finger together.) Don’t mind if I do.

gettheetoapunnery:

(Wiggles finger together.) Don’t mind if I do.

Anonymous asked:
"Gotcha, yeah I see what you're saying, and I mean I'm not all that cool with the line "I know you think you're fat" anyway, because it's alright to be skinny/fit and know you are, if that makes sense. I never heard Anaconda either so I looked it up and yeah those lyrics (while Nicki's are obv. more explicit ha) seem like they do promote the same thing like you were saying. It's not fair to defend one and not the other, I get what you mean!!"

Yeah, I agree! You should be able to be proud of yourself at any size, which is usually the sentiment I see on here so that’s why I was so surprised. Like I understand the intentions were probably good with both songs but I think the anger is directed at the wrong source. Sure, it’s easier to sing “skinny bitches” than “socially constructed beauty ideals created by patriarchy and corporations who want your money” but it’s the idea that everyone should be skinny should be attacked, not skinny people themselves. They’re not really the ones who decided that should be the standard and they could be having body image issues themselves. Thank you for being open to discussion, I hoped someone would be!

there’s shitty shit in most songs and stuff I guess I was just surprised by the overwhelming defense of this when usually people are open to critique things

Anonymous asked:
"I might be confused by your post, but the singer of All About That Bass is named Meghan Trainor -- did you maybe think it was Nicki Minaj? But to address the "skinny bitches" thing, the lyrics do say "I'm bringing booty back/Go ahead and tell them skinny bitches that/No I'm just playing I know you think you're fat/But I'm here to tell ya/Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top So that doesn't "fix" everything, but it's like she's also saying they are perfect too? Just thoughts"

Sorry, I guess that was unclear, I edited it to make more sense. That’s better than just calling them a name I suppose but there are other questionable lyrics in the song other people have discussed. My main point I guess was that people reacted pretty negatively to that song and I usually see posts that promote body positivity for all bodies and girl love and all of that but are now defending “Anaconda” because of thin privilege and telling skinny people who are offended to get over it.

Nicki doesn’t sing All About that Bass. Idk if she wrote it

I know, I was saying that people were upset at that song because she said that but people are defending Nicki for saying the same thing.

I’m a lil perplexed because everyone was upset with Meghan Trainor for her “all about that bass” song because she called girls “skinny bitches” which is uncalled for and not really promoting body positivity for all bodies
and while I am all here for the destroying the male gaze and promoting self love that Nicki Minaj is doing she’s… ultimately doing the same thing???
I acknowledge that skinny is the ideal and thin privilege is a thing and that should be criticized but it’s not really skinny people themselves that are perpetuating this (unlike other types of privilege in which the privileged group is at fault) so I don’t think we should be getting mad at skinny girls but rather at the media and companies (usually run by men) that have created that image to sell you things
I just don’t think it’s necessary to tear girls down just because they happen to fit the ideal through no fault of their own (or through means like eating disorders or other damaging things)
All these posts I keep seeing that are like “go cry about it while watching everyone that looks like you on tv” or “talk to me when you’ve been made fun of and called ugly” make a point but seem to go against a lot of the girl love and empowerment vibes I’m used to seeing on here
idk

mikleos:

my mobile has been stuck on this image for literal hours. nothing else will load. i refresh and lord farquaad only gives me this cheeky grin. i scroll down and all i see is darkness. there is no escape

mikleos:

my mobile has been stuck on this image for literal hours. nothing else will load. i refresh and lord farquaad only gives me this cheeky grin. i scroll down and all i see is darkness. there is no escape