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      Here's Why Taylor Swift Will Never Be Called a Whore

      December 19, 2012

      I know this puts me in the minority, but I've never been a huge Taylor Swift fan. It’s great that she's the highest grossing pop star under the age of 30 and everything, and that she's worth $56 million and everything, but her music is dog-doo awful town. And with great power comes great responsibility.

      Anyway, a few weeks ago, Ken Baker of E! News tweeted this image:

      Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat here so I don't have a bunch of fellow feminists jumping down my throat: Neither Taylor Swift nor Miley Cyrus are “sluts.” As Ryan O’Connell points out: “While it’s nice that people are starting to realize that calling Miley Cyrus a slut is bad news bears, that doesn’t mean we should deflect all of that sexist energy to Taylor Swift.” I agree completely! And what is a slut anyway? Especially with regard to giant pop stars? I'm pretty sure that being slutty or not slutty has nothing to do with a woman’s musical abilities. But that doesn't stop us from judging a female musician on her neckline.

      My problem with Taylor Swift is her lyrics. It's not that she only writes about boys and love (even though I find this problematic and totally unprogressive). 

      It’s that Taylor Swift slut-shames other women constantly and no one says anything about it. 

      Here's a fun little thought experiment. Try to think of a Taylor Swift song that isn't about boys and boyfriends and lovey-dovey girl feelings. In her songs, romantic relationships usually end because of the actions of another woman. 

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