Taylor Swift recently called out Netflix’s new drama show “Georgia & Ginny” on Twitter for their use of, what Swift calls, a “deeply sexist joke”.
“Hey Ginny & Georgia, 2010 called and it wants its lazy, deeply sexist joke back,” Swift wrote. “How about we stop degrading hard working women by defining this horse s*** as FuNnY. Also, @netflix after Miss Americana this outfit doesn’t look cute on you. Happy Women’s History Month I guess.”
Swift has endured constant years of beratement from the media. But when will the scrutiny end? Isn’t that what all musicians do, write songs about their exes? The blatant misogyny that is embedded within our society is clearly conveyed through yet another one of Swift’s troubling experiences.
The double standards are completely apparent. When Justin Bieber released the song “Love Yourself” in 2015, Bieber appeared to subtly shade his ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez. The lyrics include “You think you broke my heart/ oh girl for goodness sake/ You think I’m crying on my own/ well I ain’t/ My mama don’t like you/ and she likes everyone.” Do you remember anyone calling out Bieber for that? I surely don’t.
Why can Bieber, West, and other men write songs about their exes but when Swift and other women write them, they can’t without appearing as petty and attention-seeking?
Let Taylor Swift write about who she wants. She clearly has 10 Grammys for a reason.