Hey Fergie, Big Girls Can Cry
Start writing a post
Entertainment

Hey Fergie, Big Girls Can Cry

Next time you hear "Big Girls Don't Cry," really listen to the lyrics, and understand that it's perfectly acceptable to ignore them.

336
Hey Fergie, Big Girls Can Cry
Photo by Julia Caesar on Unsplash

I'm sure you've all heard Fergie's 2006 pop hit, "Big Girls Don't Cry." A great song to sing along to, a throwback we can recite every single word to, but I ask, have you ever stopped to think about the lyrics?

Fergie sings about a failed relationship, missing someone, and how it is time to move on and be a "big girl." The most repeated lines of her song say "And big girls don't cry, don't cry, don't cry, don't cry." While she also sings about how she needs to figure herself out and may not necessarily need a man to do so, even the name of the song states that in our society, "big girls don't cry."

Why is that though? Why can't big girls cry? Why can't anyone, of any gender, at any age, cry, for whatever reason they deem acceptable? The year is 2017, and it is time for the whole of society to understand that anyone, no matter who they are, can feel emotions and are free to express them.

It doesn't make you "weak" to have feelings.

And it doesn't mean you aren't a "big girl" if you cry.

Crying is good for your health. It flushes unhealthy bacteria out of your body, strengthening the immune system, and relieving stress. Emotions are good for your health, and it is never a good idea to keep things bottled up inside.

Our society tends to focus on our physical health, paying little attention to mental health. What we need to realize is that our mind needs as much attention as our body in order for us to be our best selves -- this can include shedding a few tears to let go of some anger or sadness. Next time you hear "Big Girls Don't Cry," really listen to the lyrics, and understand that it's perfectly acceptable to ignore them.


Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

5 Cool Gadgets To Make Your Car Smart

Don't let this stop you from making your car smart. You can change the one you have using smart gadgets that transform your car into a smart car.

66178

Cars are no longer just a mode of transport, where you only worry about the engine and how beautiful its interior is. These days, everyone wants to make their cars smarter, those with advanced technology systems. It makes sense for several reasons. It can make your vehicle more efficient and safer when you need to drive.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

The Inevitable Truth of Loss

You're going to be okay.

100837

As we humans face loss and grief on a daily basis, it's challenging to see the good in all the change. Here's a better perspective on how we can deal with this inevitable feeling and why it could help us grow.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

'Venom: Let There Be Carnage' Film Review

Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson lead a tigher, more fun sequel to 2018's 'Venom'

88098
Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Entertainment – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FmWuCgJmxo

When Sony announced that Venom would be getting a stand-alone movie, outside of the Tom Holland MCU Spider-Man films, and intended to start its own separate shared universe of films, the reactions were generally not that kind. Even if Tom Hardy was going to take on the role, why would you take Venom, so intrinsically connected to Spider-Man's comic book roots, and remove all of that for cheap action spectacle?

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

'The Addams Family 2' Film Review

The sequel to the 2019 reboot is an enjoyable, but unremarkable start to the Halloween movie season

59134
Photo Credit: MGM – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd82bSBDE84

There's a reason why the Addams Family have become icons of the American cartoon pantheon (although having one of the catchiest theme songs in television history doesn't hinder them).

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

The Latest Trends in the Music World

The music world is a fast evolving and ever changing landscape of influence. Over the last 20 years, we've seen the influx of home recording technology paired with the rise of streaming, making way for new independent artists and communities to flourish.

95766

The music world is a fast evolving and ever changing landscape of influence. Over the last 20 years, we've seen the influx of home recording technology paired with the rise of streaming, making way for new independent artists and communities to flourish. This is the positive side of the streaming coin, different kinds of music can exist in the same spaces in much more fluid ways. Aesthetic and musical styles are merging and taking on new life in the 21st century. Trends in the music industry can be most easily followed by exploring instagram, TikTok and other social media platforms to see what people are wearing and listening to. Let's take a look at a few style and artistic trends influencing the world of music.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments