It’s rare to come across a song these days that does not discuss the anatomy of the female body. Musical lyrics put so much emphasis on the butt and breast size, that it’s no wonder women are never really satisfied with their body images. Fox news posted an article this morning about a woman who had to undergo quadruple amputation because of an illegal silicone she had injected in her butt. She was approached by a woman who claimed the silicone injection would plump up her butt to her desired size. Without doing any research, the British woman quickly agreed to take the injections, not knowing that she was really being injected with bathroom silent. As a result, she had gone through tremendous agony for many years and had to have her butt, hands, and feet amputated.
The journey this woman has gone through is just one example of the pressure women feel to have a more accepting figure.
Rapper Nikki Minaj doesn’t hide the fact that she has “enhanced” the size of her butt. photos from an earlier time compared to the present shows an exaggerated difference in her size. The pressure these women feel to have enormous breasts and butts with slender waistlines can be attributed to the music industry’s incredibly high standards set for women. Instead of promoting healthy, natural beauty, they promote a standard size, expecting everyone to fit the mold. It even has women belittling each other for not fitting these standards.
When will the objectification stop? When will music artists divert their attention to somewhere other than the female body? And when will women stop going against each other and realize that they are all on the same team? As long as people continue to enable these artists by supporting the sexists/homophobic/racist music artists make, the objectification, the belittling, and the hatred will continue to thrive.