Oh...so then there's a special place for you, Taylor? I shared this article on Facebook and my friends and I had quite the nice time picking apart how incredibly hypocritical this is of her to say. So many of her songs invoke slut shaming and/or put her forth as a special snowflake who is way better than all the other girls. Doesn't sound much like helping other women, does it?
I've also seen a quote circulating Tumblr from the same interview. She said,
“For a female to write about her feelings, and then be portrayed as some clingy, insane, desperate girlfriend in need of making you marry her and have kids with her, I think that’s taking something that potentially should be celebrated—a woman writing about her feelings in a confessional way—that’s taking it and turning it and twisting it into something that is frankly a little sexist.”You know...she kind of has a point here. Kind of. There is a lot of sexist backlash against Swift, I get that. When people make fun of her breakup songs and how many boyfriends she's had and blah blah blah...it's not great. But the BIG problem I have here is that Swift has NEVER been an ally against sexism (in fact she's been a promoter of it) but when she's feeling personally attacked, she suddenly wants to talk about gender equality?
Please excuse me but fuck that noise. I just don't think it's fair to scorn feminism one day and expect it to have your back the next. If she wants to take a moment to examine her work and persona and get on board the F-train express, great. But I don't see that happening any time soon.
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