Taylor Swift Talks Feminism

Source: Cosmopolitan UK

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Some excerpts from the article:

Within five minutes of sitting down together Taylor Swift and I are raging about how annoying it is when people feel sorry for you for being single (it’s not a disease, y’know!) “People will say, let me set you up with someone, and I’m just sitting there saying, ‘That’s not what I’m doing. I’m not lonely; I’m not looking.’ I completely feel you on that, oh my god. They just don’t get it,” she says, speaking in exactly the same girl-code that sells millions of records…

A total girl’s girl, she credits the adoration of her female peers partly to “that mental adjustment that happens when you grow up and figure out who you are,” but also to her friend and feminist icon Lena Dunham – the creator of game-changing show Girls. “Her perspective has truly shaped me in the past couple of years. She is just so enthusiastic about life, about other women. She is like a hug in the form of a person.”

So what the hell do LENA DUNHAM and TAYLOR SWIFT talk about? Because that’s an afternoon tea party we want to be at. “My girlfriends and I talk a lot about feminism and the inequality between the way men and women are talked about. The kind of things we say are: ‘Why is it mischievous, fun and sexy if a guy has a string of lovers that he’s cast aside, loved and left? Yet if a woman dates three or four people in an eight-year period she is a serial dater and it gives some 12-year-old the idea to call her a slut on the internet?’ It’s not the same for boys, it just isn’t and that’s a fact.”

… “I’ve learnt that just because someone is cute and wants to date you, that’s not a reason to sacrifice your independence and allow everyone to say whatever they want about you. I’m not doing that anymore.”

In fact she’s done with dating full stop for now, declaring: “It’d take someone really special for me to undergo the circumstances I have to go through to experience a date. I don’t know how I would ever have another person in my world trying to have a relationship with me, or a family. The best answer I can come up with now is ‘go at it alone. Life can be romantic without having a romance. I’m very attracted to how happy I am now.”

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