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ICYMI: Taylor Swift Was Slut-Shamed By A Ham Sandwich

And subsequently spawned a semi-viral, anti-slut shaming hashtag.

Back in mid-June, an overzealous mother from Baton Rouge, Louisiana named Jennifer Mayers tweeted an image of two ham sandwiches and captioned it "The reason I preach #Christianity. My daughters [sic] represent the right. Taylor Swift's vagina represents the left" -- ostensibly in response to Swift's quick rebound from her break-up with Calvin Harris with actor Tom Hiddleston.

A line of reasoning that is, obviously, very, very misguided, not only anatomically-speaking (newsflash: larger labias do not correlate to lots of sex, which you would've learned in sex ed), but in terms of its blatant slut-shaming rhetoric. Thankfully though, Mayers's tweet popped back onto Twitter's radar last week and subsequently launched the aptly-dubbed tag, #ifmyvaginawereasandwich.

Mayer has since responded via her personal blog (which I'd advise not clicking through if you're easily upset by hate-spewing, racist rhetoric) saying, "The constant notifications and abusive messages are not fun and I do not understand why anyone would think that I do this on purpose for attention or as a joke."

"Let me be clear. I am NOT shaming Taylor Swift. She is shaming herself," Mayers continued. "She is a role model. She is an influence to innocent young girls like my daughters who look up to her. She is in the public eye and should be setting a good example of purity and Christianity. Instead she is flaunting her sexual escapades with all of Hollywood's A-list celebrities. Her conquests could fill a small stadium or certainly a barn at this point."

K.


[h/t Teen Vogue]

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