Taylor Swift, country star gone pop sensation has been on everyones mind since her first album dropped in 2006. Nearly a decade later Swift is one of the most famous, and most well successful musician in the world.
Yet even though every single album she has dropped as been #1 on the charts, along with countless singles that everyone has memorized and sold out concert tickets EVERY SINGLE TIME I TRY TO FUCKING SEE HER, she is still constantly criticized because she "always writes songs about her exs."
At this point I will say to you, "You sound like a sexist idiot."
The thing is, yes Taylor Swift rewrites songs about her exs. Breaking the internet, chart topping songs about her exs, but love lost snogs none the less.
But HELLO to the music snobs who are just to cool for Tay, every other artist writes their fair share of love songs as well!
In an article on Bustle, they compared what the Rolling Stone has to say about Taylor Swifts albums and Bruno Mars albums, which dropped around the same time.
In reference to her 2010 album Speak Now The Rolling Stone said this;
"Sometimes you can even tell what chick flicks Swift has been watching from the song titles: 'Dear John,' 'The Story of Us,' 'Enchanted'."
This album had a love song percentage of 71% or 9 out of 14 songs.
Now lets take Bruno Mars album Doo-Wops & Hooligans. The Rolling Stones said this;
"It's the year's finest pop debut: 10 near-perfect songs that move from power ballads to bedroom anthems to pop-reggae and deliver pleasure without pretension."
This album had a love song percentage of 70% or 7 out of 10 songs.
And whats crazy, the next album Bruno released was a whopping 100% love song percentage, and yet the the words "chick flick", "girly", "love crazy" could not be found anywhere in the Rolling Stone review.
Because the way Taylor Swift is being called out about writing about her relationship is sexism at its finest. When a girl writes about her exs, even if she owns up to it and even jokes about it, she is considered crazy, a bitch, high maintenance, boy crazy, love obsessed and pretty much anything else with a negative connotation.
Yet when male artists write or preform their love songs its sexy, emotional, ground breaking, and sensitive. I mean come on look at Maroon 5, shit look at Ed Sheeran!
Watch her flawlessly call out the sexism and bullshit in this interview! I love her, her love songs, and love her artistic integrity!
KEEP DOING YOU TAYLOR! You're better then all of them anyway.