Why Meghan Trainor needs to STFU

Meghan-2So, I like many, have never been a fan of Meghan Trainor since “All about that bass” came out. But recently I have had to listen to her non-stop because my work place has a set playlist and Meghan’s newest song “Dear future husband” is on repeat every half an hour. (And it is driving me CRAZY)

Does this girl even HEAR what she’s singing? First she slams “skinny bitches” and now she’s literally singing about being the worst type of woman possible.

The self-entitled, sham of a feminist who uses sex to get what she wants. “After every fight
Just apologize
And maybe then I’ll let you try and rock my body right”

Those are actual lyrics from the song. The song gives an air of woman power and all that, until you actually listen to it. Meghan doesn’t want equal rights, she just wants what she wants. “Buy me a ring.” Buy your own fucking ring! Want a real feminist who you can look up to? Take a look at Emma Watson.

“:So don’t be thinking I’ll be home and baking apple pies, I never learned to cook” You don’t know how to cook? Hunny that’s a simple skill every responsible adult should have!

My head literally shakes..

Recently Demi lovato tweeted about how eating disorders aren’t something to joke about, which Meghan did recently. “I wasn’t strong enough to have an eating disorder…I tried to go anorexic for a good three hours. I ate ice and celery, but that’s not even anorexic. And I quit. I was like, ‘Ma, can you make me a sandwich? Like, immediately.” You obviously grew up living a very privileged life Meghan who has no idea or care for other people hardships instead you joke and take the piss out of them.

The sooner this girl is out of the scene, the better.

0 thoughts on “Why Meghan Trainor needs to STFU

  1. Love this. That all about that base song is being peddled as “body positive” it’s not- it’s saying boys don’t like skinny girls. You can’t claim to be body positive and joke about an eating disorder.

  2. I can’t say I agree with this article at all. I find your argument about feminism to be pretty juvenile. There is no evidence in this song that she uses sex to get what she wants. I mean it is not unheard of for couples to have sex after they’ve made up after an argument. I don’t see what that has to do with feminism at all. Feminism is about empowering women and embracing their sexuality which is so often suppressed by society. Obviously that doesn’t mean that all feminists are particular overt with their sexual exploits, it is entirely down to the individual but by admitting that she has sex with some future husband after an argument absolutely does not make her a bad feminist.

    I think you have read far too much into the ‘buy me a ring’ comment. Yes feminism is about being self sufficient and that does not mean you can’t want gifts every now and then. I’m sure she can and would want to buy herself a ring but why does that mean she can’t want a present? Men get presents too.

    And the cooking thing, like really? I’m sure there are plenty of people who can’t cook well and are still functioning adults. And in this case I very much suspect it was just written into the song to as it rhymed with whatever came next. Is it really a big deal? Does it really matter to anyone if she can’t cook? I would perhaps even suggest that this is more feminist as it is a step away from the traditional roles of women in the household, expecting your husband to do the cooking.

    The whole thing with feminism is it’s about choice. You can be a feminist and still choose to be a housewife or have a career and so on and so forth. It doesn’t necessarily make her any less of a feminist because of the things above you have listed. Having listened to the song there are other parts of it where I could understand where she might be perceived about not being a feminist.

    As for the eating disorder stuff I think that was just ill-judged, ignorant and flippant because people sadly don’t have much understanding of mental health disorders.

    Yes in ‘all about that bass’ she challenges ‘skinny bitches’ but I don’t think that is intended on a personal level but more a begrudging retort to the prominence in the media of very skinny women which isn’t actually representative of real women. Skinny shaming isn’t cool but I really don’t think that is how it is meant here. It’s not a song saying boys don’t like skinny girls – though if it was I think we should all focus on ourselves and not what we imagine other people find desirable – it’s more reassurance to girls who aren’t that shape that there are people attracted to that shape as well.

    Yeah she probably should apologise for her comments on anorexia which were very thoughtless but I don’t think she necessarily deserves the rest of the criticism.

    And ultimately, given she isn’t of the tall slender shape preferred in Hollywood, she’s probably had to break down some barriers and through some glass ceilings to get where she is now. What is more feminist than that?

    • Thanks for your reply.
      This really isn’t an article, it’s an opinion piece, and it’s my opinion.
      I’ve found many agree but at the same time not everyone will.
      I still stand by what I wrote though 🙂

      • I understand and appreciate that this is an opinion piece but it just reads as though it’s a bit uninformed. Opinion pieces where possible should be based on some sort of compelling evidence to back up your point and I just don’t get a lot of the points you made. You say she going on about being ‘the worst kind of woman’ but calling her that is the complete antithesis of feminism. Feminism isn’t about judging other women for whatever choices they make, other women need support. And actually if she was using sex to get what she wants what is wrong with her doing that? It’s about changing perceptions.

        It just sounds to me that you don’t like the song which is fine but not worth berating her in this way.

        I really hope you don’t think this is intended to be hostile, or some sort of personal attack against you because that is not what I intend at all. You mention Emma Watson, her speech at the UN galvanised so many people and switched them on to feminism which is great but there is still so much confusion for some given all the negative stereotypes surrounding feminism. This is the stance I am coming from. I am just hoping to add a bit of food for thought.

        Thanks

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