Here goes nothing.
Taylor Swift’s stance on feminism bothers me.
There, I said it. I know she is an inspiration to many but she says things like the quote below and then tries to tear down other women like Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry. I don’t know where the saying comes from but it has always stayed with me: “Women shouldn’t tear down other women”. Okay, yeah there is a lot of controversy around the whole Katy and Taylor feud and I believe a lot of it is just media play but sometimes it feels like T.Swift uses it to gain popularity with songs like Bad Blood and LWYMMD,
Other women who are killing it should motivate you, thrill you, challenge you and inspire you rather than threaten you
And then lyrics like “boys only want love if it’s torture” and song names like ‘Look What You Made Me Do‘ are very reminiscent of domestic violence and victim blaming. I think that part of the most recent wave of feminism is trying to highlight domestic violence against men so I don’t think that she is helping feminism with that.
I understand that she recently donated a large sum to The Joyful Heart Foundation after winning a sexual assault case and I really respect that, but perhaps her words just aren’t speaking as loudly as her actions.
I actually do like Taylor Swift – I like some of her music, even Look What You Made Me Do despite its unfortunate name. I just wanted to get this little gripe off my chest.