a) contrary to popular belief, taylor swift has dated 6 guys in her entire life. just because she’s rumoured to be with xx and xx doesn’t mean she’s dating them. the true definition of “slut” is a woman who is sexually promiscuous (uhm, right. 96% of all famous female singers are undeniably more sexualised than taylor — there’re so many of them at the top of my head but i won’t name them here) or someone who has casual, flippant relationships. it’s valid to say that perhaps, 6 guys for a 24-year-old might be a little bit more than average depending on your geographical culture, but the thing is, is that in all these 6 relationships, she’s completely serious about them. she truly yearns for each relationship to work, and for them to last forever. she puts her whole heart and soul in all these relationships. she invested herself into them. have you listened to her songs????? basically most lyrics in her love songs radiate such qualities. (tim mcgraw, breathe, dear john or all too well are just some very limited examples)
b) also, taylor never, ever sang about sex. unlike a whole trash load of other singers out there, where the allusion to sex (or the blatant, completely unhidden reference to sex) appears in every after lyric. when does taylor sing about sex??????????? how can you call her a “slut” when she has never, ever sang or even spoken about sex before? there’re so few a-lister musicians who has never incorporated sexual references into their songs and taylor is one of them.
c) to begin with, taylor isn’t even comfortable talking about sex. when asked about her virginity by allure magazine, taylor answered “it’s fine to talk about love publicly, but i think when you talk about virginity and sex publicly, people just automatically picture you naked. and as much as I can prevent people picturing me naked, i’m going to.” so it’s actually possible for a slut to shy away from talking about sex, wow.
d) it was never on taylor’s agenda to be “sexy”. she recently said "every artist has their set of priorities. being looked at as sexy? not really on my radar. but nice? i really hope that that is the impression."
e) have you ever seen taylor’s horrified expression and her covering her eyes at the miley cyrus performance at last year’s vmas here and here? she’s obviously very uncomfortable and inexperienced with any physical expressions of sex or anything resembling that.
f) some people are saying her outfit is getting “sexier”. right. the most “sexualised” piece of clothing she has even worn is a crop top like this one here. how is that “promoting” sex????????? you might argue, the recent crop top in the vma performance (here) is sexualised. okay, it’s definitely a little more sexy then her average outfits, but just by a little. it’s considered decent by a lot of standards when compared to other artists. in fact, very much more decent, because i could name so many names. and gosh, that girl’s 24!! she can’t possibly be wearing fairy dresses and cowboy boots her whole life, can she?
in conclusion, please know someone well enough first before calling them out as “sluts”.
Unfortunately Taylor Swift is gonna get slandered for having “no” booty while Nicki Minaj is gonna get slandered for having a “fake” one. Why can’t we just be happy that these women are comfortable in their own skin
Because my cousin shared 3 rape experiences she had
And on all three occasions
She was wearing sweats and was brutally beaten
So there goes your excuse
That my tight dress was asking for it
It might have escaped your attention,
But I don’t wake up in the mornings,
And put on a skirt thinking,
Will this get me raped?
I don’t put on a tank top hoping,
Maybe this one will.
Because in school, they teach us that our bodies are offensive.
They pull us from classrooms
Demanding if we have longer shorts,
Or even a sweater,
Reminding us that the boys are distracted,
That the boys go wild for a peeking shoulder,
Or the sight of a sun burned thigh,
Because their education is more important than ours.
Because white men in pressed suits,
Expensive watches hanging from their wrists,
Red faces glinting with arrogance,
Have more say over my body than I do.
Because those same men,
Quoting the Bible and fake statistics,
Have never shed blood,
As a twisted sacrifice for being a woman.
Because those same men,
Have never walked the streets,
Fearing for their lives,
Clinging to keys between their fingers like a lifeline
With pepper spray in their bags,
Ready for someone to feel entitled to their body.
Because when a man says no to us,
It is a fault in OUR character.
It is because we are not
Thin, tan, or perky enough for HIM.
Because when WE say no to a man,
Its still a fault in OUR character,
We are the cold, ruthless bitch,
Saying no to the nice guy,
Who offered to buy us a drink,
And Who complimented our hair.
Because a UCSB entitled nine-teen year old boy,
Can record a video
Of his plans to shoot down all the
“Blond bimbos who denied him his right,”
And then do so,
Only to have his actions excused by the media,
Claiming he was depressed,
Instead of admitting that male entitlement is dangerous.
Because I am done being silenced
And I am done being polite.
I am done sitting by
As a country hypocritically cries
Equality and justice
But doesn’t have equal pay
Lets men make decisions for a woman’s body
And blames the victim for the actions of a rapist.
Because our NO won’t be enough one day.
Because I wasn’t asking for it.
Because “Boys Will Be Boys,” is still an excuse
Because “Not All Men Are Like That,” is still a defense.
Because enough blood has been spilled.
Because I am sixteen years old, and I am so afraid, when I shouldn’t have to be."