I really think that’s where she’s going with it, though, and it does stand in stark contrast to the other songs and their videos on the subject.
The vast majority has the theme of “you’re pretty just the way you are,” the videos show women taking off their makeup stoically looking into the camera seeming to say “look at me, I’m so brave for doing this.”. There’s not much focus on the women beyond appearance, which is the same damned negative message just turned around.
Then we have Mary Lambert, full face of makeup, cute as fuck dress, floral half sleeve tattoo, dancing around, singing about her personality flaws, mental illness, fears, sexuality, screwed up family, how she dresses, and even liking her butt, with the message that it’s okay to let other people know about these things, and embrace them as part of yourself. It’s an anthem for actually accepting yourself, as a whole person, and not just appearance. And it’s such a better way to sing about loving and accepting yourself.