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Candace Owens Criticizes Taylor Swift: "At 34, She Remains Unmarried and Childless"

by Venus Sanders

Political commentator and host of The Candace Owens Show is back at it again… and by again, I mean slamming Taylor Swift.

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Owens is no stranger to discussing the pop singer on her platform, but it always seems to stem from a place of hate. In March, NBC News reported, “Far-right commentator Candace Owens and conservative news outlet The Daily Wire have parted ways.” This news came after months of tension between her and Daily Wire co-founder Ben Shapiro over her promotion of various anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. Needless to say, Mrs. Owens sure knows how to piss people off, and once again, she's setting her eyes on Taylor Swift.

On her podcast, the commentator says, “Taylor Swift is just not a good role model, I don’t care which way you slice it. At 34, Taylor Swift is unmarried and childless, a fact that some might argue is irrelevant to her status as a role model. We must ask if her personal life choices are what we want our sisters and daughters to emulate.” She continued by asking, “Question to the many moms that listen to me, would you want your daughters to emulate her behavior? Would you want them to float in and out of relationships all the time and, at the age of 34, still be dating?”

Here's the thing: never in American history has a man been a true benefit to a woman in a relationship. Sure, a man may come into a woman’s life and provide a lifestyle for her—but it’s not common for a woman to get a raise or promotion because of who her husband is, or the fact that she’s married. In contrast, the opposite is true for men. Married men with children are more likely to see success in the workplace—they are viewed as stable, competent, decisive, and loyal. Women, on the other hand, are considered a liability who will eventually need time off for pregnancy and/or child care.

To further prove my point, Ben Blatt and Francesca Paris from The New York Times shared an article earlier this year, “Is Taylor Swift Actually Increasing N.F.L. Ratings?”. The article explains that since the coupling of NFL star Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift, she has elevated him into a new tier of celebrity. All season, headlines have suggested that Swift’s attendance at games is boosting the ratings for the NFL overall. The league said that regular-season viewership was up 7% from last season, according to Nielsen data. Two of the four highest-rated “Sunday Night Football” games this season were attended by Swift.

In 2024, why are we still determining a woman’s worth by her marital status, especially a woman like Taylor Swift, who has won ‘Album of the Year’ at the Grammys four times? She is the highest-paid female musician in the industry, with a net worth of over 1 billion dollars. In 2018, her “Reputation Stadium Tour” was the highest-grossing tour in the US, bringing in 266.1 million dollars.

She recently became a billionaire from her current “Eras Tour,” which has brought in 1.04 billion dollars and sold 4.35 million tickets across 60 tour dates—and it’s still counting. If she wants to date until she is 100 years old, what’s the problem? What value can a man add to her life aside from companionship anyway?

Not to mention, it’s statistically proven to be unsafe for women to date men. A study conducted by the World Health Organization cites that 1 in 3 (30%) of women worldwide have been subjected to either physical or sexual abuse by men. This conversation is not new and has recently reached a head with women all over social media channels opting for the bear over a man and taking part in the 4B movement.

The real question, Candace, is should moms want their daughters to aim for their own success so that they can be independent of a man and not rely on him for his resources? I believe Taylor Swift has done just that, which makes her an exemplary role model. We can also take a look at Simone Biles, because although she is married, her union has made several headlines for her husband remarking that he had no clue who Simone Biles—the most decorated gymnast in history, by the way—was prior to their dating.

People on the internet had a field day with this one, with Travis Kelce himself throwing a joke Jonathan’s way after he made that remark. But it’s due to their marriage that the general public is now privy to his existence. This goes to show that, again, women are the stars in their relationships, with men benefiting from them in every way. So, why would you not want your daughter to be the star in her relationship, in a good way that does not leave her tethered to a partner who is not right for her?

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Marriage for women who are not independent of their husbands can lead to catastrophic events. If Taylor Swift is not your daughter’s role model because of her personal life, she sure as heck should be due to her accolades and record-breaking achievements… alone.


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