I’ve loved the song ‘Dear Future Husband’ from the first day I heard it play on the radio. The other day I saw an article on Buzzfeed about Meghan Trainor’s new music video ‘Dear Future Husband’ and how many people were upset with the singer and calling it “sexist”. However, what many people don’t understand is that Trainor is actually singing about how she won’t be the perfect wife and won’t conform to the ideas of a woman being stuck in the kitchen. Her music video is in fact somewhat a parody. Watch the music video below and let’s analyze it together.
1. She has a 9-5 job too and can’t bake apple pies.
In the first two verses of the song she talks about how she should be taken on a date, has a job just like him and how she can’t cook. Did you notice her apple pies burning in the background? Then the guy cooks for her and tries to put a tiny “meal” in front of her and she won’t have none of that. She throws a napkin at him and leaves the room.
2. She’s never wrong.
The third verse of the song is talking about how if they fight the guy should just apologize for whatever happened. Then maybe he won’t be in the doghouse. (Okay, this verse is not one of my favorites.)
3. They’ll never see his family more than hers.
She’s stating that her family is important too and she wants to be able to them the same amount of time he sees his family. It’s about spending EQUAL time with each other’s family.
4. Tell her she’s beautiful.
Buzzfeed used this, “‘Dear future husband, If you wanna get that special lovin’, tell me I’m beautiful each and every night.’ Or not,” below their headline. Every now and again people to need to be reassured that they are desirable. Who doesn’t like to be told that they are beautiful or handsome?
5. Respect and love her.
She deserves a classy guy who treats her with class and is respectful and courteous to her. Don’t we all deserve the love and respect of another person?
There’s always two sides to a story. I encourage you to go back and re-watch the music video.