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whY DO PEOPLE GIVE TAYLOR SWIFT SHIT SHE’S A WOMAN WHO cALLS MEN OUT ON THEIR SHIT I NEED MORE PEOPLE TO BE LIKE TAYLOR SWIFT IF A FUCKING DOUCHEBAG BREAKS UP WITH YOU OVER THE PHONE SHOW HIM YOU’RE WORTH MORE THAN THAT AND MAKE THE WHOLE WORLD KNOW AND MAKE A MILLION BUCKS OFF IT STOP SHAMING TAYLOR SWIFT AND START COPYING HER

Taylor in Billboard magazine - August 30, 2014

Taylor Swift’s Road to Vegas (HD)

Red Tour rehearsals x

“I was 17 when I wrote that,” she reminds me. “That’s the age you are when you think someone can actually take your boyfriend. Then you grow up and realise no one takes someone from you if they don’t want to leave.” — Taylor talking about Better Than Revenge (x)

“As a teenager, I didn’t understand that saying you’re a feminist is just saying that you hope women and men will have equal rights and equal opportunities. What it seemed to me, the way it was phrased in culture, society, was that you hate men. And now, I think a lot of girls have had a feminist awakening because they understand what the word means. For so long it’s been made to seem like something where you’d picket against the opposite sex, whereas it’s not about that at all. Becoming friends with Lena – without her preaching to me, but just seeing why she believes what she believes, why she says what she says, why she stands for what she stands for – has made me realize that I’ve been taking a feminist stance without actually saying so.”

“The way she sees it, there’s a gender element to such scrutiny. “I really resent the idea that if a woman writes about her feelings, she has too many feelings,” she says. “And I really resent the ‘Be careful, buddy, she’s going to write a song about you’ angle, because it trivialises what I do. It makes it seem like creating art is something you do as a cheap weapon rather than an artistic process. They can say whatever they want about my personal life because I know what my personal life is, and it involves a lot of TV and cats and girlfriends. But I don’t like it when they start to make cheap shots at my songwriting. Because there’s no joke to be made there.”” — Taylor “I literally don’t care what you think of me” Swift (x)