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Everyone's Making The Same Joke About Taylor And Calvin's Split

Didn't we leave this sexism behind in, like, 2013?

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Reports broke yesterday that Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris have broken up after 15 months together. 😭

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And of course, literally everyone made the same joke.

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris have broken up.... Here comes the inevitable breakup song from Taylor Swift.... 💤💤 🙄

Oh oh Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris have broken up. Breakup song from Taylor coming up...

I feel a new Taylor Swift song coming on! She and Calvin Harris split.,,and I'm sure IT was his fault!

C'MON PEOPLE! I thought these jokes were dead and buried in 2013. Have we come nowhere since then?

Because, first off, haven't we all established that shaming Taylor for writing songs about her relationships is kinda gross and sexist?

Let's not forget that no male singers are ever criticised for writing about their relationships or exes. In fact, they're celebrated for doing so.

And y'know, the men in Taylor's life are more than welcome to write about her too if they so wish.

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Who's to say Calvin isn't going to produce a goddamn breakup album?

Weirdly though, no shade was thrown at One Direction for their latest album, which contained a lot of lyrical references that seemed to be about Taylor.

Hmm.
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Hmm.

It's kinda annoying that Taylor is always made an example of, when writing about relationships is something that many other female songwriters do too. She's basically become the easy target for this joke.

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Plus, 1989 wasn't a ~revenge breakup album~. It was actually about the lessons she'd learned about relationships.

Mainly that they end. And she's OK with that.
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Mainly that they end. And she's OK with that.

And now she can't really win. Because she's admitted in the past that music is her way of figuring out and dealing with her emotions.

And breakups can be the most emotional experiences in life. So she's probably going to be writing about Calvin just to get her head straight. But if those songs do see the light of day she'll be criticised. 😔
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And breakups can be the most emotional experiences in life. So she's probably going to be writing about Calvin just to get her head straight. But if those songs do see the light of day she'll be criticised. 😔

So let's back off and remember that Taylor is a person who isn't defined by the men in her life.

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Shake it off, Tay.