Double Standard for Music and Relationships

14 Oct

Does Taylor Swift bully her exes lyrically? If she were a male vocalist, I feel like there would be some people upset by the insults she throws at them. The people she is involved with run a risk of having their personal stories shown for the world to see. I would feel bad if this was a man talking negatively about other women, and I feel that the same empathy should be given to the subjects of Swift’s songs. There are two sides to every story (and breakup) and while it makes for good music, lyrics like hers could hurt people’s reputations and make them feel even worse about the end of their relationships.


One Response to “Double Standard for Music and Relationships”

  1. jcjohnson3 October 15, 2012 at 9:46 am #

    I always thought it was immature for Swift to diss all of her ex boyfriends in her songs. For one, it would be impossible to move past the relationship if you’re constantly singing about it (especially if it’s as angry as Swift’s lyrics).

    It just immortalizes the problems of the relationship. Almost everyone knows that Joe Jonas broke up with her via text. Everyone knows that whatever Taylor Swift and John Mayer had was super dysfunctional. It’s unfair to her exes to use her platform to trash these people…. even if she thinks they deserved it.

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