I’ve waited all day to post this, to let these feelings simmer a little bit.
Let’s start off by just saying, that writer for Buzzfeed has the right to express her opinion. I have an opinion as well, and my opinion is that hers is wrong. This writer seems fairly two-faced when it comes to how she writes about Taylor… but enough about this lady because it’s really about the bigger picture here.
When male artists sing about their personal lives, they are viewed as strong, intelligent and approachable. But, when female artists share a page from their diary, they are viewed as someone seeking pity, and someone who is vindictive in nature.
Let me just say that Taylor Swift doesn’t write her songs so that you will feel bad for her. She is not playing any kind of “victim card.” She writes songs for herself. She writes songs because it’s the best way for her to figure out life and learn from it. She shares these songs because her fans appreciate her honesty and the way she shares her experiences. Her songs are therapeutic to many people who cannot find the right words to describe how they feel.
Taylor is a strong woman. Strength and honesty are not mutually exclusive.