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Taylor Swift Claims She’s a ‘Lightening Rod For Slut Shaming’

By Samantha Boden
Posted On Apr 19, 2016

Taylor Swift answered a mostly light-hearted 73 questions for Vogue Magazine. But she revealed that she really feels like she’s been a victim of verbal abuse due to her love life. The 26-year-old was asked, “What’s one thing you wished you knew at 19?” And she responded by saying, “You’re going to date just like a normal 20-something should be allowed to, but you’re going to be a national lightning rod for slut shaming.” Taylor is known to write songs about her relationships. While the singer hasn’t exactly named dropped in her tunes, it’s widely speculated that she’s written songs about ex-boyfriends like Jake Gyllenhaal, Taylor Lautner, John Mayer, and Harry Styles. As TMZ points out, calling Tswift a slut didn’t seem to be a thing. Instead, she would be called out for her inability to keep a long-term relationship, until now, with boyfriend Calvin Harris.  Good thing she’s received a lot more positive praise than negative.