“People didn’t think of Taylor Swift as a glamor queen when she started. She was a real person who walked down the street in a pack with six other girls talking on her cell phone. As a young songwriter, she didn’t try to be something that she wasn’t. She just wrote about something she knew about: boys. And it resonated with her audience. And they held her up as a generational voice because of it. That’s what it takes, being honest and real. She wasn’t brazen, she wasn’t pushing sexuality. She was the conservative Middle America girl who said it for the Harpeth Hall girls and the Hillsboro High girls. She was the girl next door. She was a country music Madonna. She changed country music, then she crossed over to change pop music too.” ― Chris Gantry on Taylor Swift
taylor swift + making fun of herself
I love you and that’s all I really know
Lose the mask, see yourself, be yourself.
I think your life is full of first loves, because every time you love someone new, you love them in a whole different way.
[Taylor Swift] doesn’t have to be your taste, and I can totally understand why someone wouldn’t be into her, but choosing to write off a young woman completely because she “has too many feelings” is just typical, old school misogyny. Don’t like her music? Cool. Don’t like her style? Cool. Don’t like the way she words things in interviews? Totally reasonable. But if you’re willing to paint this woman as the CRAZY BITCH EX-GIRLFRIEND because she uses her platform to call out men’s bullshit behavior, you’re contributing to a culture that assumes all women’s feelings are irrational and worthless. It’s mean, it’s boring, and we can do better.
—It’s Officially Time To Stop Making Fun Of Taylor Swift For Having Feelings (x)