There needs to be more body positive songs in pop culture and I think this is a great contribution. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT THING.
this is rly cute
This video was really cute and did a lot of things right re: it wasn’t all white people, they actually had a fat dude as a backup dancer, making it not all about insecurities of women (since dudes have body insecurities too), etc. But I could have done without the skinny shaming and the attitude of “it’s ok to be a bit chubby/have a booty because boys like it” instead of being confident and loving your body for yourself. Also all there was no diversity in size of the “bigger” girls. It would have been nice to see girls of literally all sizes singing and dancing about their hot bodies, instead of just the amount of fat that is still deemed “acceptable”. it was a very catchy song though and going in the right direction. Even if it didn’t quite reach the destination i was hoping for, if songs like these continue to be made it will pave the way for even more truly body positive music/music videos in the future.
❝Frankly put. I am a FAKE GEEK GUY. I admit it. I like geek stuff, but I don’t love geek stuff. Not the way most geeks do. I’m an interloper on the geek scene. I’ve seen the movies, but I don’t know the canon. I am not a true fan.
All those things about not really loving the source material and “just watching the movies” or only reading the one book that everyone has read. That—all of that—applies to me.
But here are some things that have never happened to me. I have never been quizzed about who Data’s evil brother is to prove I like Star Trek. I have never had to justify my place in a midnight line to see Spider-man II by knowing who took up the mantle of Spider-man after Peter Parker’s death. (Peter Parker dies? Really? That’s so sad!) I have never had to explain who Nightwing is in order to participate in a conversation about Batman. (Nightwing is like….Robin on steroids, right?) I have never been asked how battle meditation works in order to voice my opinion that Enterprise shields would probably make a fight with Star Wars technology one sided. (Battle meditation is something that was in that Jedi role playing game, wasn’t it?) I have never had to beat everybody in the room (twice) at Mario Kart to prove I liked video games. I have never had my gender “honorarily” changed by having enough geek interests to be accepted (“you’re one of the guys now”). No one has ever insisted I tell them the difference between a tank and DPS in an MMORPG before allowing me to discuss raiding Molten Core. I have never been dismissed as a faker at a prequel screening because I didn’t know which admiral came out of light speed too close to the planet’s surface in The Empire Strikes Back. I have never been quizzed about Armor Class in order to get past someone who was blocking my path to the back of a game store where my friends were waiting at the tables. I have never been told I’m not a real fan. I have never been shamed for coming to a convention despite my lack of esoteric knowledge. And I have never, ever, EVER been invited to leave a fandom because I didn’t like [whatever it was] enough.
Every one of the things I have listed, I have personally witnessed happen. To women.