Taylor Swift Told ‘Vanity Fair’ Her Girl Squad Shares Dicks
You may have thought Taylor Swift was merely a vindictive, hate-lyric slinging nightmare for her ex-boyfriends, but you’d be overlooking the fact that she’s also a powerful advocate for feminism. Which was no more aptly reflected than in the way she reduces men to being just a bunch of shared dicks for her girls to pass around while they all empower each other towards a more positive media representation. Via Vanity Fair:
“We even have girls in our group who have dated the same people,” Swift says. “It’s almost like the sisterhood has such a higher place on the list of priorities for us. It’s so much more important than some guy that it didn’t work out with.
“When you’ve got this group of girls who need each other as much as we need each other, in this climate, when it’s so hard for women to be understood and portrayed the right way in the media. . . . ”
While I agree that media representation of women is fundamentally distorted *shoves Courtney Stodden sex tape pics back into desk* maybe collectively snickering at the size of the dick you all saw isn’t the jump-off for equality. Also — And yes, I’m aware my penis precludes any of this from even mattering — maybe the role models Taylor picked shouldn’t have been one who epically failed at launching a network, or one who ruined the most famous Hollywood marriage at the time:
If you look at Oprah, she’s made so many people happy over the years,” Swift says. “She’s made so much money, but she’s given so much of it away. . . . Same thing with Angelina Jolie. She’s been so productive, but she’s used that position to better other people’s lives, and I think that’s where I’d want to be.”
It’s all good, though, because at the end of the day, Taylor knows how to rise above it all and achieve mutual respect with her adversaries. Just look at the way she and Kanye West found a way to be civil after he kissed her ass repeatedly, and she remembered his cow shit out a baby:
“I feel like I wasn’t ready to be friends with [West] until I felt like he had some sort of respect for me, and he wasn’t ready to be friends with me until he had some sort of respect for me—so it was the same issue, and we both reached the same place at the same time,” Swift says. “I became friends with Jay Z, and I think it was important, for Jay Z, for Kanye and I to get along. . . . And then Kanye and I both reached a place where he would say really nice things about my music and what I’ve accomplished, and I could ask him how his kid’s doing.”
And before MRAs and #GamerGaters think I’ve decided to grow out my neckbeard and start emailing rape threats to Jezebel, I’m not suggesting anything other than Taylor’s inane talking points sound like nothing more than a mean girl sitting at the cool kids’ table at lunch. “AND WE SHOULD RAPE HER FOR NOT GOING TO THE PROM WITH US!” NO! Down, paintball enthusiast! *raps nose with newspaper* That’s a bad paintball enthusiast!