This is a response to Love Story Ends: Taylor Swift Splits from Boyfriend after 6 years
There are a few constants when it comes to Taylor Swift. She's guaranteed to make great music, write symbolic lyrics, be a kind person who loves her fans, and unfortunately, face heavy backlash for ridiculous shit.
What is so “notable” about Taylor Swift is the amount of people she has dated in the past. Swift has dated a normal amount of people in her 20s, because as people do, they date in their 20s. Taylor Swift, in her 20s, did exactly that. People tore her apart for this, as if it was some shocking thing to do. She was slut-shamed, ridiculed, and asked about it in almost every interview. Sadly, she still faces this sexist criticism today. But why is it that she’s attacked for this when men like Leonardo DiCaprio date many women, specifically only women in their early 20s, and receive little to no media attention?
Being that Taylor is the music industry herself, there are some haters that are gonna hate. People slam Taylor for her accomplishments of winning an insane amount of awards for the talented songwriting that she continues to produce. But why be so furious? Because she's so successful? Because she makes music that happens to be popular amongst everyone?
In the past, Taylor has been heavily degraded for her looks. In her Miss Americana documentary on Netflix, there’s a montage of derogatory commentary about the singer. One of the nasty remarks featured said, “She’s too skinny. It bothers me.” As it turns out, it bothered Swift as well. In one of the most revealing segments of the documentary, Swift talks about her struggle with an eating disorder.
In the realm of politics, Taylor has been harassed for her political views. Many times before she was called out for the lack of speaking out about political issues, but when she started to express her views, she was judged for her beliefs.But would all of this be relevant if Taylor Swift was a man?
Things such as someone’s dating history, success, body image, and political views, are all things primarily focused on not just Taylor, but other women in society. We can see this anywhere in the media — on magazine headlines, in interviews, articles, and more media outlets of how women are treated differently than men in today's world.
Men get praised for the same things women do, but when women do it all of a sudden it is morally unacceptable.
So just keep in mind that Taylor, as well as many other women, are so sick of people coming at them again, cause if they were a man, then they’d be the man.