Meghan Trainor, who sings "All About That Bass" — currently number one on the Billboard charts — has entered the pantheon with Beyoncé — she’s tried to distance herself from feminism. With this action, she joins the ranks of Mrs. Carter-Knowles (before her latest self-titled album), Katy Perry, Lana Del Rey and others who’ve disappointed us. LolSob.
In a feature over at Billboard, Trainor recalls ditching college to “write songs and travel” before being signed by the Svengali behind Pink and Rihanna, Epic Records head Antonio “L.A.” Reid. Now, Trainor’s on the road constantly, working hard for the equal pay she probably wants but isn't into admitting out loud because … that’d be feminist. And Trainor says she’s not a feminist, because who wants equal rights for the sexes? That’s crazy!
"I don't consider myself a feminist, but I'm down for my first opportunity to say something to the world to be so meaningful. If you asked me, 'What do you want to say?' it would be, 'Love yourself more.'"
When jobs don’t pay women as much as their male counterparts so often President Obama has to propose an act making that practice illegal?
Love yourself more.
When you can’t get reasonably priced health care or an abortion because your physical anatomy has become an active political tool to gain or lose voters?
Love yourself more.
When a woman is knocked unconscious by an NFL player, paid to take down Goliaths for a living, but he's only banned after people blame the woman for being in the position to be abused in the first place?
Just love yourself more, girl.
Trainor is just 20 years old. Hopefully like Beyoncé, one day she will realize she likes things like being able to rent her own apartment or have her own bank account to save all the money she's making thanks to "All About That Bass." As simple as those things sound, women could not do either at one point in America's history but now can, thanks to feminism. You're welcome Meghan, and maybe one day, hey, you'll even be thankful.
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