Song Lyrics Support #NoFilter and Positive Body Image—Or Do They?
October 8, 2014 by Castlewood Treatment Center in Body Image Song lyrics pointing out the alteration of photographic images rank right at the top of the charts for those who care about positive body image and the #NoFilter movement. Being proud of natural beauty and shape is an important message to share, so why not via music?
Take a look at a couple of lines from the song “It’s All About That Bass”, co-written by Meghan Trainor and Kevin Kadish. Forgive the authors’ poetic license as far as grammar and expletives go!
“I see the magazine workin’ that Photoshop, we know that s*** ain’t real.”
“You know I won’t be no stick figure silicone Barbie doll, so if that’s what you’re into then go ahead and move along.”
Real women and girls aren’t Barbies. Learning to filter out advertising and peer pressure on this point is important, and it can be a life saver. Eating disorders aren’t merely problematic—the effects can be life-threatening. On the face of it, “It’s All About That Bass” is a pretty good theme song for positive body image.
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