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Why I’m Still With Taylor Swift on This One

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Taylor Swift
Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Los Angeles, America - 28 Feb 2016
Photograph by Tyler Boye/WWD/REX/Shutterstock

I’m not one to give much thought to celebrity feuds. I mean, there are bigger things to worry about in the world. So when it comes to the whole Taylor Swift vs. Kimye feud my first reaction was, “Who cares?” I would venture to guess that both sides are not being completely honest here. It even seems like everyone involved is relishing in all the media coverage and capitalizing on the attention. I get it, that’s part of being a celebrity, I guess, keep your name in the news!

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But even though I don’t care too much about this whole he says/she says debacle, there is one aspect of this feud that really irritates me and puts me firmly on Taylor Swift’s side—and that’s the use of the B word.

I’m not a fan of that word—and I’m really not a fan of the way certain male musicians throw that word around like it’s no big deal. Is this really an acceptable way to be referring to women? He has a wife and a daughter, does this man not feel an ounce of shame calling a woman by this disrespectful term?

More men are realizing that women should be seen as respected allies, not punch lines or punching bags. Kanye clearly hasn't gotten the memo.

And how does Kim feel about her husband disrespecting a fellow woman by calling her names and rapping about having sex with her? If Kanye were my husband I would feel embarrassed for him and for myself. I get she wants to stand by her man, but maybe she should tell him to chill out a little bit.

Women have come so far. We've fought for equality and continue to fight to be taken seriously. More men are realizing that women should be seen as respected allies, not punch lines or punching bags. Kanye clearly hasn’t gotten the memo. And Kim seems to only be concerned with defending her husband’s image, despite his misogynistic lyrics.

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At the end of the day I know these are just a bunch of celebrities all trying to save face. Maybe Taylor was in on it, maybe she wasn’t, but eventually she realized she didn’t like being called a disgusting name by her “frenemy.”

Perhaps we should all be more thoughtful with our words. There is so much hate and ugliness in our world right now. These celebrities would do better to spread positivity instead of more mindless diatribe.

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