"There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women."
Taylor Swift said this about Amy Poehler and Tina Fey after their '13 Golden Globes hosting gig, after they took a jab at her habit of publicizing short high-profile celebrity relationships then capitalizing on them with her music (paired with helpful "secret messages" so you know who she's singing about).
Oh course, Taylor herself has quite the history of not helping other women. Here are 5 reasons she'll be spending some quality time with Poehler & Fey burning in the afterlife.
1. Better Than Revenge
Taylor penned this gem after "slut" Camila Belle "stole" her boyfriend
"She came along, got him alone, and let's hear the applause
She took him faster than you could say sabotage
She's not a saint and she's not what you think she's an actress, whoa
She's better known for the things that she does on the mattress, whoa"
2. You Belong With Me
Taylor wasn't so popular in school and she's been lashing out at bitchy slutty "pretty girls" ever since. This is never more evident than in her "nice guy" anthem You Belong With Me.
She also encourages the damaging madonna/whore dichotomy
3. Her Anti-Feminism Interview
During her Red era, Taylor talked to the Daily Beast about feminism and had this to say:
I don’t really think about things as guys versus girls. I never have. I was raised by parents who brought me up to think if you work as hard as guys, you can go far in life.
Of course, she doesn't care about the wage gap, the glass ceiling or any of the cultural attitudes that oppress women. Until there was backlash against her, when she discovered that society is totally sexist.
4. Shake It Off
Even in her "feminist" 1989 era, Taylor's still fucking up. In a class display of white feminism, she objectifies and uses black women as props in Shake it Off
5. Bad Blood
Now we're at Taylor's current single Bad Blood, a white girl diss track to Katy Perry because of
Let's look at the lyrics to Bad Blood:
"Band-aids don't fix bullet holes
You say sorry just for show
If you live like that, you live with ghosts
If you love like that blood runs cold"
Doesn't seem so bad, right? Except they reference lyrics from Katy's song Ghost:
"And now you’re just a ghost
When I look back never would have known that
You could be so cold
Like a stranger vanish like a vapor"
The "ghost" is Katy's ex-husband, who ended their marriage through a text message.
Puts Taylor's lyrics "you live like, that you live with ghosts" in a new light. Taylor's saying that Katy's personality is why she "lives with ghosts" aka that's why her husband left her.
Does your fave have a special place in hell, ontd?
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