Inventor of the color red Taylor Swift was recently interviewed for Vanity Fair and she was, of course, asked about how people can't stop talking about who she's dating. I think it's annoying, too. She's 22, gorgeous, successful—if she weren't dating people, the gossip rags would instead print bullshit about how she's a lonely spinster. Or if she were in a long-term relationship, they'd claim she's too young to settle down. When it comes to what she does with her personal life, she can't win, and I'm sure that fucking sucks.
But instead of taking it in stride (unfortunately being the butt of jokes is part of the job of being a mega-superstar), Swift addressed the comments Tina Fey and Amy Poehler made at the Golden Globes (about how Swift should or shouldn't date Michael J. Fox's son after having just broken up with rumored boyfriend Harry "One Direction" Styles) by saying:
You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people, because she said to me she had heard a quote that she loved, that said, "There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women."
I agree! I mean, if Hell existed I would agree. But yes, the sentiment is true. Women who go out of their way to be against other women are lame. And I'd totally be on Team Taylor here, if only she hasn't built a career on singing about how awful women are. Swift's catalog is filled with tales about women who are standing in the way of her and her dreams. They're keeping her from her perfect man or otherwise threatening her happiness.
"Let's talk about your childhood days / You were the prom queen, I was on this stage / So where’s that crown gotten you these days?"
Prom queens? Terrible!
See also: "What Goes Around/I’m Not Sorry" ("I heard you found out / That he’s doing to you / What you did to me / Girl, you got what you deserved") and "Invisible" ("She's never gonna see the light / No matter what you do / And all I think about is how to make you think of me / And everything that we could be").
Swift's career relies on her marketability to come of as your best friend—someone you'd want to bake cupcakes with or call to vent about your boyfriend to. But ladies, Taylor Swift hates you. So long as you are not her—so long as you wear short skirts, join the cheer squad, win prom queen, or have the audacity to date a man she's also attracted to—you're A-W-F-U-L and you are the enemy. And there's a special place in hell for you.
Fuck that, Taylor Swift. You can be the prom queen and be awesome. You can wear a short skirt and not be a high-matience monster. A woman can date a man without being your goddamn competition. For all the shit Swift gets thrown at her for calling out ex-boyfriends in songs, it's her woman-shaming that I find so much more repulsive.