Confession: I am a highly educated woman and I will rock out to T Swift with the best of the teeny boppers (do people still say teeny boppers?). I’ve been interested in T Swift’s evolution lately. I subjected my husband to her Blank Space video (can we vacation at the house in the video, please? Actually, yes we can. It’s a hotel and here’s the link to its website: http://www.oheka.com.) and he may be as obsessed with it as I am. Ok, not really. But, I’d like to pretend he is. I’ve also dabbled in trying to wear some T Swift inspired red lipstick but my husband suggested I remove it if I didn’t want to look like a clown.
Recently, T Swift took on those critics who claim that she lacks depth because she only writes songs about relationships and break ups (be honest, you’ve been that critic at some point. You might be agreeing with those critics now.) She made the point that artists like Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars also write about relationships but no one criticizes them for doing so (read her remarks here: http://time.com/3524641/taylor-swift-feminism-critics-sexist). Touché, Miss Swift, touché!
After reading her comments, I went on a pro-feminist rant to my husband. It included a full rampage concerning society’s expectations for women’s emotional behavior and how society belittles women’s emotions because women are depicted as overly emotional, therefore, in society’s opinion, their emotions do not reflect reality, whereas emotional men are applauded for stepping beyond the gender boundary and expressing their emotions when they are expected to hide them (Whew. Longest. Sentence. Ever.). If T Swift wants to be emotional let her be emotional, dammit. And, to all her critics that claim she’s stuck in high school, many of her songs have a high school tone to them because she’s so talented SHE WROTE THEM WHILE SHE WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL.
My husband (post rant): “I see what’s going on here. You’re falling in love with Taylor Swift.”
I mean, I’m not even into girls in that way and I can’t say I’d kick her out of bed.
Until Next Time, Cheers!