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June 12 2015

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Why I Will Never Respect Meghan Trainor

Dear Meghan,

You have manipulated thousands of adolescent teenagers into a twisted ideology of positive body image, and what’s worse is that I don’t think you even know you in are in the wrong. I do believe that you have a good, kind heart- I really do. However, I believe you are grossly misinformed and confused about your own image, and because of that, you should not be a symbol of positive self-image for women of any age.

Your fame is based off of your promotion of the idea that every female is beautiful in her own way- a belief that I have as well. The difference is that I don’t promote the idea that being curvy is necessarily better than being thin. You have degraded petite females to get further on your path to fame, and further skewed the concept of “positive body image.”

Any revenue you have collected from your song “All About That Bass” is dirty money, and you should be embarrassed as to how you “earned” that money.

At first listen, your song is about self-confidence and self-acceptance. Both of these concepts desperately need promotion in young America, as over 75% of women between the ages of 15 and 17 admit to participating in self-destructive behavior as a result of having low self-esteem.

Unfortunately, by the second listen of your song, it is clear you are going about body positivity the wrong way. You say “boys they like a little more booty to hold at night,” which tells your young and confused female listeners that a man’s acknowledgment is important, and the reason they should obtain a certain build. What’s worse is you shame petite frames, and many women have petite frames that they have acquired naturally or through a healthy lifestyle. When you refer to these women as “stick-figure, silicone Barbie doll[s],” you are belittling their lifestyle choices and their own self-image. As if “Barbie” isn’t degrading enough, you went on to call the same category of women “skinny bitches.” Body positivity is not exclusively available to curvy women, and whatever your definition of “bitch”- it is not exclusive to petite women.

Now I will not tell you that every petite woman in the world has obtained that weight naturally. Eating disorders are a serious issue in America, affecting 10 million women and 1 million men nationwide. Unfortunately, you have even managed to degrade those 11 million individuals by making light of their struggle in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. You told interviewers “you were never strong enough to have an eating disorder.” Here is where I would like to stop you, and explain what somehow you have not grasped: you are now glorifying eating disorders, while also shaming petite frames and promoting a curvy frame.

You are a walking contradiction, and I do not respect you or your ideologies.

I am sorry for the young women who will hear your misinformed and offensive view on self-acceptance, and I am sorry especially for the young curvy women who will now seek inappropriate affirmation and attention from their male peers. I am sorry for the young petite women who now believe they are not attractive. Lastly, I am sorry for the individuals that struggle with eating disorders, because society was just starting to grasp the seriousness of such illnesses, and you have now stopped that progression with your thoughtlessness.

You owe the young women in this nation an apology, and I am ashamed that you have become an icon for body positivity in America. You have done nothing but manipulate young minds to further your career.

https://ambitiouslyliving.wordpress.com/2015/04/24/why-i-will-never-respect-meghan-trainor/

ierwho:I just read this article and it reflected my view on Meghan Trainor’s song pretty good.
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June 03 2015

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November 25 2014

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December 24 2013

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I Hate You 1|2 by elevenstars
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November 15 2013

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via Cyanide & Happiness #3297 - Explosm.net
reminds me of The Oatmeal's evolution of communication comic though
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July 20 2013

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thorkifantasies:

"Thor! Give it back!"

"Not unless you tell me whom it’s from."

"How is that any of your business?"

"I know it’s a love letter. Your blush tells all. As your elder I have a duty to be informed of such matters. Has a man captured your heart? Has he touched you? Has his unworthy lips kissed yours, Odin forbid?"

"Thor, why must you torture me with such horrid questions?"

"I take your avoidance as confirmation. But be assured that whoever you’ve fallen for will not love you for long. Once he discovers that you are not a woman but a man in disguise he will hate you. For a man to love you as you are is impossible."

Loki stared at him, speechless. “You…how could you?" he whispered, beginning to cry. “First you disguise yourself as a rather homely woman to spy upon me, then you intrude upon my privacy, steal my letter, and now you say such…such cruel things!" He burst into tears and fled the room.

Thor felt truly horrible. He did not mean to wound so deeply; it had only been half a joke. He looked at the letter, wondering what it was that made Loki, his own secret love, blush so much. Seeing that it was not sealed, he took out the letter and began to read.

"Dear Thor,

   If you were the sky, I would be the earth, forever yearning to reach you through mountains and trees, so that perhaps you might, one day, notice the desire within my lonely heart. Yet, the earth can never reach the sky by itself. It is the sky that holds all the power here; it may choose to remain forever beyond reach, or deign to make contact through lightning, which is in your power to create. So would you, Thor, love me, as I love you?

Yours truly,

Loki"


Shit.

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Sorry about the cheesiness. OTL

Please check out my other blog! :)

The Gray Paper Series #18About
(Based on The Love Letter by Charles Francois Pecrus)

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June 16 2013

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kindofamenace:

“Letter and drawing from Mary Anning announcing the discovery of a fossil animal now known as Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus, 26 December 1823”

via Mary Anning

(via scientificillustration)

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May 23 2013

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uhhpinkuwapinku:

mosoli:

i like writing kanji and i think it’s cool when they get complicated but this

image

has no excuse whatsoever to exist

You know, radicals in kanji usually make sense, but you lost me at “moon under a house on the street talks to a horse about kokoro.”

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April 11 2013

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March 27 2013

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A Vigil, On Birds and Glass. - Twitlonger


Gerard Way's letter about My Chemical Romance's breakup.
I love how in the end he mentions all of MCR's members; even the ex-members and touring members. So much love.

My Chemical Romance is done. But it can never die. 
It is alive in me, in the guys, and it is alive inside all of you. 
I always knew that, and I think you did too.

Because it is not a band- 
it is an idea.
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November 18 2012

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Girlfriend lvl: gamer
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October 29 2012

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Old picture of Marceline and the letter Simon meant to write to her *sob* FEEELS...
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October 23 2012

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July 21 2012

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Pins on a charm bracelet?
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May 28 2012

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This is about as true as it gets
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November 14 2011

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Animations on the letter M by Markus Vad Flaaten
I might do this with 'R' someday... if I know how.

October 25 2011

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everqueer:


Dear 53%ers:


Congratulations on all your success. I mean that. But all this “the gov’t never helped me” stuff? Yeah, about that:


- That no-frills State U. education you paid yourself through was so cheap because it was subsidized with tax dollars. The scholarship you earned, same deal.


- The road you drive on to work didn’t magically appear there. It was a gov’t project.


- You’ve likely never been hospitalized for food poisoning. Federal food inspectors do good work.


- Your business has been able to flourish in part thanks to protection from police and fire departments … UNION WORKERS and gov’t employees all.


- The Internet is a wonderful thing that makes wide dissemination of your ideas quick and easy, isn’t it? Yep, another innovation of the bloated, incompetent federal government. 


- At this very moment you are paying my salary to defend your right to your poorly-formed opinion and to be callous toward your fellow man. You’re welcome, jerks.


Sincerely,


An American soldier in Afghanistan

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