But before the haters can start wagging their tongues about Swift's predilection for taking exes to task through song, the "Out Of The Woods" singer has something to say: Guys, you're being more than a little sexist.
"I think frankly that's a very sexist angle to take," Swift said in a recent interview with regard to how she's sometimes criticized for writing about past lovers. "No one says that about Ed Sheeran. No one says that about Bruno Mars. They’re all writing songs about their exes, their current girlfriends, their love life and no one raises a red flag there.”
The interview -- which appeared on Australia’s "Jules, Merrick & Sophie" radio show -- basically echoes what Swift says in "Shake It Off": "I go on too many dates/ But I can't make 'em stay/ At least that's what people say, mmm-mmm." And, well, you know how the chorus goes.
Swift opined that she won't be dropping her love life from her music any time soon, as her use of her real life as musical fodder is about artistic integrity more than anything else. That's how she's always written songs -- even before she was famous.
"The most important thing for me is maintaining artistic integrity, which means as a songwriter I still continue to write about my life," she said. "I could very well water it down."
Don't worry Tay, we'd rather you shake it off than water it down. Keep cruisin'!