Taylor Swift: Don't call my break-up songs 'boybashing'

TAYLOR Swift has gone on the offensive over the media's "sexist" presentation of her dating history and song-writing process.

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph the 25-year-old singer, the first artist since the Beatles to spend six or more weeks at number one in the US with three consecutive albums, said she was often simplified into a bunny boiler-type character.

"There was a bit of a reputation for having a lot of boy-bashing songs," she said. "Which is a sexist way of saying heartbreak songs."

Swift, who is currently promoting her latest album 1989, added: "To trivialise someone who's heartbroken is really cruel."

The singer also spoke - briefly - about her personal life. "I haven't dated anyone in years so there's less chatter about the serial dater thing."

Swift, whose high profile friendships with fellow singer Ed Sheeran and models such as Karlie Kloss are well documented by the star's impressive social media presence, continued: "I'm in a different place in my life, where love isn't really a priority."

She added that despite winning seven Grammy Awards, she is now "just really excited at an awards show when they don't make some weird joke about my dating life."

It is not the first time the American performer has spoken out about sexism. In an interview with an Australian radio show, she took exception to the claim she only wrote about her romantic life.

"Frankly, I think that's a very sexist angle to take. 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," she told the somewhat taken aback presenters.

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