“I’m All About That Bass”–Or Am I?

PolitiChicks.comEvery day I listen to the same radio station on my way to and from work. Of course, they play the same loop of songs. Over and over and over again. “I’m All About That Bass” is one of the few songs that have been on the loop lately. For a while, I was singing along with it because it was kind of catchy. Then, I stopped and listened to the lyrics.

Yeah, it’s pretty clear, I ain’t no size two

But I can shake it, shake it

Like I’m supposed to do

‘Cause I got that boom boom that all the boys chase

And all the right junk in all the right places


I see the magazine workin’ that Photoshop

We know that s**t ain’t real

C’mon now, make it stop

If you got beauty building, just raise ’em up

‘Cause every inch of you is perfect

From the bottom to the top


Yeah, my mama she told me don’t worry about your size

She says, “Boys like a little more booty to hold at night.”

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


Because you know I’m

All about that bass

‘Bout that bass, no treble

I’m all about that bass

‘Bout that bass, no treble

I’m all about that bass

‘Bout that bass, no treble

I’m all about that bass

‘Bout that bass



I’m bringing booty back

Go ahead and tell them skinny b*****s 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

After thoroughly listening to the lyrics, I was agitated. We wonder why young girls grow up thinking that they need to sexualize themselves in order to be what “men want” yet we have songs like this that subconsciously teach young girls that they are only sexual objects. How can we tell these girls they can attract a man without showing every private part but everything they see on T.V. or hear on the radio tells them they have to do just that in order to be wanted.

I’m not a size two. I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life, just like most women. I appreciate positive songs that tell me to embrace myself, that I’m beautiful, but having a song that bashes “skinny” women is just as bad as those songs that bash plus-size women. If a woman wants to have plastic surgery to feel better about herself, then that is her prerogative. If you don’t want to be judged for how you look, don’t judge others based on how they look. It’s like the pot calling the kettle black.

I will give the music video producer credit for one thing – at least the women are clothed and not wearing a bra and g-string, like Beyonce or J.Lo frequently does.

Personally, I’m tired of Hollywood thinking they can manipulate women. First it was T.V. shows and movies. Now it’s music and new-age culture. Wake up, women! They’re looking at us like a piece of meat and we’re allowing them to do it because we’re buying their albums, t-shirts and concert tickets. If there wasn’t a market for it, they wouldn’t be doing it.

Here’s the music video. Take a look for yourself.

Beth Baumann

Beth Baumann is a California native, who grew up with an interest in politics from a young age. Beth attended Northern Arizona University, where she was a member of the NAU Conservatives, an activist organization dedicating to spreading conservative ideals. She also founded the NAU chapter of Young Americans for Liberty, took part in the Flagstaff Smart Girl Politics chapter and helped a local conservative run for Flagstaff City Council. Beth has received national attention due to the First Amendment restrictions on her college campus. She defended her Freedom of Speech when she was ridiculed for handing out flags in remembrance of 9/11. Although she faced misconduct charges, up to and including expulsion, she stood by her Constitutional rights and beliefs. With the help of the Leadership Institute and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), she was eventually exonerated of all charges. During her tenure, she was copy editor for the newspaper, marketing director and film festival director for the campus TV station, and news correspondent for political talk radio. Beth was the Communications Assistant at The American Conservative Union, where she helped with planning and executing different aspects of CPAC 2014, including social media, media strategy and crisis management. Beth works at a well established public relations firm in Southern California. Her work has been featured in The Daily Caller, The Washington Times, World Net Daily and Human Events. Follow Beth on Twitter: @eb454

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