Monday, 13 October 2014

Rant #2 - That Bass

For so long now there's been this whole issue about skinny being the 'ideal body shape'. I don't really know how true that is, but what I do know is that this definitely isn't the case anymore. In fact it's gone way too far the other way. It seems that all people care about now is having a big 'booty' (just typing that is making me cringe).
This has been coming through in a lot of the popular songs recently. For example: All about that Bass, Anaconda, Wiggle... Don't get me wrong, I don't think they're particularly bad songs musically, but lyrically they're verging on disgusting.
Can someone please explain to me how on earth generalising skinny girls as 'bitches' has become acceptable?  Let's just think about if this was the other way round for a minute. Do you think that a song about fat bitches and how great it is to be skinny would go straight to number 1? Of course not!  All of this is pretty much the definition of double standards. Just like some people are naturally on the bigger side, some people naturally don't have much of a bum, and there shouldn't be anything wrong with that.  
I don't like how along with this, our society has romanticised being overweight or what people like to call 'curvy'. We're so focused on not being discriminative that we've forgotten that being too 'curvy' is actually unhealthy and potentially dangerous. One of the biggest risks is heart disease which kills around 82,000 people each year in the UK, so is this really something we want to be supporting? Of course I would never hold someone's bigger size and weight against them but that doesn't mean I'm going to go about encouraging it, just as I wouldn't encourage people to be dangerously thin. I'm no expert but shouldn't we all be aiming to be healthy?
I don't think I explained myself very well but hopefully you understand what I'm getting at.


  1. Thanks for linking me to this in the comments on my post :)

    I seriously hate how it's ok to call skinny people 'bitches' like you'd never get away with saying that to someone who is fat! I was bullied at school for being stick thin so it is a touchy subject for me, but at my school I don't remember the chubby gals getting any stick for being chubby, I on the other hand had girls poking me in the stomach and telling me to eat a macdonald's! xo

    1. yeah it's awful! I'm so sorry about the bullying, no one deserves that and you seem so lovely! xxx