I’m totally into Taylor Swift. I think she has super-clever lyrics, and I love that she writes her own music. Some of the themes she writes about are stuff I wish was there for me when I was in high school, and I’m so happy she really cares about her female fans. She’s not catering to a male audience and is writing music for other girls. I don’t care if she calls herself a feminist or not. There is something that she’s doing that feels feminist to me in that she really seems to have a lot of control over what her career is doing. She’s 23. People say she’s dating all these guys. Well, yeah, she’s a young person and is dating all these people ’cause that’s what you do when you’re young. John Mayer can fuck 84 people in one day and nobody calls him a slut. I think that’s the subtext of some of the things she’s said recently.
–Kathleen Hanna via thefrisky.com
A message for all you Taylor Swift haters. Let’s stop always pinning it on the gal for being the “crazy” one in the relationship. You don’t have to like her, or her music (which is all you can really have an opinion on since all we know of her is from the tabloids); just don’t hate on her. I wouldn’t go as far as to say all of her lyrics are feminist, but there are so many other things to hate more, like socioeconomic inequality, racism, trans misogyny, etc…now if you can point out severely problematic content in her lyrics, then we can talk. I’m always up for a friendly, healthy debate.