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The whole pop music culture in which people on the internet argue about which female artist is “the queen” is so based in internalized sexism. Supporting a female artist can be misogynistic as hell if you constantly feel the need to tear down other female artists. You don’t have to like any particular artist but you also should recognize the mechanisms of misogyny at work in your own behavior when you support a system that creates a hostile atmosphere for women.

Marina and the Diamonds - Are you Satisfied?
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Are you Satisfied? - Marina and the Diamonds from The Family Jewels


Marina & The Diamonds | Are You Satisfied? 

Cause it’s my problem
if I wanna pack up and run away
It’s my business if I feel the need to
smoke and drink and sway
It’s my problem, it’s my problem
if I feel the need to hide
It’s my problem if I have no friends
and feel I want to die

"Anaconda" shifts the common narrative of a man conquering female bodies to Minaj’s own stories of sexcapades without apologies. Towards the end, the only man in the video appears: Drake, seated in the middle of an empty room with roaming spotlights and Minaj treating him to a lap dance. In the final seconds, he reaches to touch Minaj’s ass after she had been flaunting it in his face, and she immediately swats his hand and struts away. Her body belongs to her, and she can twerk it and work it however she pleases, and she doesn’t owe anything to anyone.

Nicki Minaj’s Unapologetic Sexuality is Not a Crisis | Bitch Media (via brutereason)


suggestion: perhaps once, for even one moment, we could stop trying to support girls with low self esteem by telling them that they should feel validated because men find them desirable and also stop reinforcing the idea in general that being ideal sex objects is the only thing that should matter to them

just a thought

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Behind the Scenes of “All About That Bass” +

How are skinny girls supposed to feel love when your song is about loving only fat bodies?

I’m sorry, but how are fat girls supposed to feel when every advertisement, be it on television or in a magazine, when nearly every movie, shows only thin women? I am completely against body shaming, but the fact remains that there is very little positive representation for bigger girls. Thin women are considered the norm and are far more accepted and you see them everywhere you look in the media. So please, don’t take this the wrong way, but please just let me have a song that makes me, for once, feel good about my body.

ive also noticed that people always focus on one particular line of this song which apparently makes it “skinny shaming”


but nobody ever acknowledges the following lines?


the main theme of the song is giving love to larger women because larger women are so commonly shamed for their bodies, ignored by the media and generally given less love and acceptance than thinner women, but the song in its entirety is a message that all women are beautiful. People are failing to acknowledge that

the lyrics are still pretty fucked though, in terms of basing women;s beauty on men’s approval for “a little more booty they can hold at night.”  even though “skinny shaming” is not anywhere as damaging as fatphobia, consider that this song is still capable of perpetuating misogyny and also fatphobia in its celebration of a single, acceptably attractive-to-straight-men fat body. It’s about loving your body because some guys out there find it attractive, and that’s fucked.

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I love her so much :’) she loves us so much im so happy

Seeing this makes me so sad and frustrated.  It’s a beautiful sentiment, and a celebration of love and community through music …. but g*ypsy remains an ethic slur.  And it’s not Gaga or any non-Romani person’s word to celebrate.

Gaga’s so good at improvising new lyrics, why coldn’t shy go for “nomad life,” “travelin’ life,” “tourin’ life” …. you know, any word that’s not screamed at European Roma as they’re firebombed and forced from their homes into horrific camps, or used to further oppression and discrimination against USA Roma communities (some who do call themselves Gypsies). They don’t travel the world because they want to or because there’s adoring fans welcoming them everywhere.  They travel because people treat them like dirty goblin fairy people who are gonna steal chickens and children once they finish seducing you with their music.  

Why don’t little monsters take this energy and love and direct it towards helping Roma peoples?  Why don’t we get Gaga to promote the European Roma Rights Centre, the Roma Education Fund, or even just Amnesty International?  Let’s right some wrongs.