WHENEVER YOU SEE THIS POST ON YOUR DASH, STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND WRITE ONE SENTENCE FOR YOUR CURRENT PROJECT.
Just one sentence. Stop blogging for one minute and write a single sentence. It could be dialogue, it could be a nice description of scenery, it could be a metaphor, I don’t care. The point is, do it. Then, when you finish, you can get back to blogging.
If this gets viral, you might just have your novel finished by next Tuesday.
100% agree with this but like 90% of her songs involve her putting down other girls..
wow!!! okay!!! lets go through ALL of her released songs since you are unable to listen to anything on her album besides her popular/most criticized songs
debut album: taylor swift:
tim mcgraw: she doesn’t reference another person in this song besides the two people in a relationship
picture to burn: no other girl is referenced in this song
teardrops on my guitar: clearly she doesn’t tear the other girl down, she is jealous of how her male friend has a girlfriend and wishes it was her instead, she never puts the girl down in a negative way
a place in this world: no other girl is referenced in this song
cold as you: this song is about how horrible the male was to her while they were in the relationship, no girl is referenced in this song
the outside: no girl is referenced in this song
tied together with a smile: about a friend who struggled with bulimia, no tearing down at all in this song
stay beautiful: no other girl is referenced in this song
should’ve said no: ok so there is a female referenced in this song, but only because of what the male chose to do and cheat on her, so she is NOT blaming the female for the males wrong-doing, so no shaming
mary’s song: about two people who have been in a relationship for their entire lives, and no female tearing down here
our song: no other girl is referenced in this song
0 songs having girl shaming from this album, next album
fearless: no female tearing down, clearly about a relationship between TWO people and how she is head over heels because this is something that’s she’s dreamt of her whole life
fifteen: the only reference to another girl/woman in this song is “laughing at the other girls who think they’re so cool” but its not shaming because she knows that she is not in the “cool” crowd and not tearing them down, only saying that they are the cool people at school and she and her friend aren’t, she explains in the song about how shes trying to find herself and what she must do and how “but in your life you’ll do things greater than dating the boy on the football team”
love story: no other girl is referenced in this song (inspired by the story romeo and juliet)
hey stephen: not a girl tearing down song, she clearly says “well all those other girls are beautiful, but would they write a song for you” so thats not tearing down?
white horse: no other girl is referenced in this song
you belong with me: since this is the song that EVERYONE complains about, but all she says is that “she wears short skirts, i wear t-shirts, she’s cheer captain and im on the bleachers” shes clearly saying that she isn’t the males “type” and that there are many things that would detract the male from seeing her as someone he might like, and that the other girl is someone who is more attractive on the outside than taylor. i understand the video expresses a “angel/devil” thing, so i get the girl tearing down part there
breathe: about her friend who isn’t there anymore and she needs to accept that but she doesn’t know how, no shaming here
tell me why: no girl is referenced in this song
you’re not sorry: no girl is referenced in this song
the way i loved you: no girl is referenced in this song
forever & always: about joe jonas who, everyone knows, he broke up with her over a VERY short conversation on the phone, so no girl shaming
the best day: about her mom and how she thanks her from day 1 that she’s been there through everything to help her and guide her through whatever dreams that she’s wishes to do in life
change: about her record label, no girl shaming here
new total: 1
mine: no other woman is referenced in this song, only about a relationship between two people
sparks fly: no girl is referenced in this song
back to december: no girl is referenced in this song, only about her and her relationship with taylor lautner of how it’s HER FAULT that she ended the relationship with him and how she wish she could go back and change her mind
speak now: not even about her, it’s allegedly about hayley williams and how she liked someone but was afraid to tell the person because he was getting married, but she is referencing a girl and “shaming her” by saying that she is getting married to the person she likes and is constantly complaining about her outfit, personality, etc. ok, i understand this song is girl shaming
dear john: about john mayer and how he treated her badly while they were in a relationship, there is no shaming to a woman in this song, only that the other women that he dated and how he mentally abused them in a way “All the girls that you’ve run dry have tired lifeless eyes”
mean: about a man who is a music critic who said that taylor can’t sing, there is no girl shaming in this song
the story of us: about a relationship, no girl shaming here
never grow up: no girl shaming; about her brother and herself explaining that she wishes she’d never grown up and wishes she was still a child
enchanted: no girl shaming
better than revenge: “shes better known for what she does on the mattress” is girl shaming considering that shes degrading her for saying she is only known for sex, ok
innocent: about kanye west, not a tearing down song at all, and last time i checked, he’s not a woman?
haunted: no other girl is referenced in this song
last kiss: no other girl is referenced in this song
long live: about her band and her fans, no shaming is in this song
0 + 1 + 2 = 3 songs in total, next album
state of grace: no other girl is referenced in this song
red: no other girl is referenced in this song
treacherous: once again, no other girl is referenced in this song
i knew you were trouble: the only part of thing song is when she sings “and you never loved me, or her, or anyone, or anything” and thats not shaming her, she’s just saying shes in the same place as those other people because she was foolish since she new this was a bad sign from the beginning but she dated the person anyway knowing his past with his relationships
all too well: no other girl is referenced in this song; only reminiscing on a relationship that she had
22: no other girl is referenced in this song
i almost do: no other girl is referenced in this song
we are never ever getting back together: no other girl is referenced in this song, only about her relationship with someone else and how they are clearly never getting back together
stay stay stay: no other girl is referenced in this song
the last time: no other girl is referenced in this song
holy ground: no other girl is referenced in this song
sad beautiful tragic: no other girl is referenced in this song
the lucky one: not about a relationship, only about how traumatic it is mentally being in the limelight
everything has changed: no other girl is referenced in this song
starlight: no other girl is referenced in this song
begin again: no other girl is referenced in this song
no new songs added from ‘red’, so the total is the same at 3
lets go over the numbers, shall we?
album 1: taylor swift
tim mcgraw girl referenced: 0 girl shaming: 0
picture to burn: girl referenced: 0 girl shaming: 0
teardrops on my guitar: girl referenced: 1 shaming: 0
a place in this world: girl referenced: 0 girl shaming: 0
sad beautiful tragic: girl referenced: 0 girl shaming: 0
the lucky one: girl referenced: 0 girl shaming: 0
everything had changed: girl referenced: 0 girl shaming: 0
starlight: girl referenced: 0 girl shaming: 0
begin again: girl referenced: 0 girl shaming: 0
if you didn’t want to read all of that, i added it all up for you:
total girl referenced: 9 total girl shaming: 3
so clearly, 3 songs out of 54 released songs are shaming women, and thats no where near 90, thats exactly 5.56%. all of the songs that are shaming women are from the time that she didn’t understand feminism. wow you must be really bad at math or your facts are wrong…
^ This. This thing right there. See the whole text above this line? Yeah, that.
Reblogging this partially because of the amazing gifset, but mostly because of thatsickbeat’s post. THANK. YOU.
It pains me to openly disrespect or belittle the work of any artist, for any reason, but god damn if this comic making the rounds isn’t one fat, steaming globule of trite, patronizing horseshit and I really need to vent my resentment of it all at once.