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Let’s Make This Clear Right Now, Taylor Swift Is Not A Slut

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Taylor Swift Miley Cyrus Slut Tweet

Earlier this morning I had the pleasure and delight of seeing this Tweet from E!'s Ken Baker about the love lives of Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift.

While I'd love to think I'm misinterpreting it, I'm pretty sure that it's calling Taylor Swift a slut for dating 13 guys in the past 3 years. As anyone who reads Crushable on the reg knows, I'm not fan of Taylor Swift. But that doesn't mean that I think it's okay to call another woman a slut for dating a lot of men.

So let me be clear right now when I say that I don't dislike Taylor Swift because she dates a lot of guys, I dislike Taylor Swift because I think she exploits those relationships for a profit while pretending that it's all some kind of therapeutic exercise for her that has no effect on others. Personally I don't think that promoting the message that your decisions have no consequences is right. Many of her choices comes off as extremely hypocritical to me and I don't understand how she still pretends to be a victim in her own life when she's one of the most successful musical artists of all time.

However that hypocrisy does not make her a bitch and it does not make her a slut.

There's nothing wrong with dating around in your twenties, (or your thirties, forties. fifties, eighties etc.) and there's also nothing wrong with settling down in your twenties. Miley's choice to get engaged to a man she's been dating for three years does not suddenly invalidate Taylor Swift's choice to not do that. Just because Miley Cyrus isn't a slut, doesn't mean Taylor Swift is a huge one.

Thankfully that's not the way that the world works. After several years of research we've learned that two women can make two different choices and still both be right. It's neat how that happens. So while I'm always up to discuss Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus, I would love to discuss both their choices in a setting that doesn't involve ridiculous labels like “bitch” and “slut.”

It's almost 2013, maybe we can stop using those words to talk about people we don't like.

(Photo: Hall/Pena, PacificCoastNews.com)

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