Taylor Swift On Her “Feminist Awakening” And Writing Songs About Past Boyfriends
26 August 2014, 11:56 | Updated: 26 August 2014, 11:58
Don’t tell Taylor Swift’s boyfriends to watch out in case she writes a song about them – she HATES that!
Taylor Swift is famous for her heartfelt songs on love and heartbreak, but don’t go warning her boyfriends they may get a song written about them – she REALLY doesn’t like that!
Taylor opened up to The Guardian about her new opinion on feminism and why she hates people assuming that she will write songs about all of her exes.
She said, “I really resent the idea that if a woman writes about her feelings, she has too many feelings. 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."
And Taylor has also changed her opinion on feminism in recent years, revealing that her friendship with Lena Dunham opened her eyes to many of the common misconceptions about what feminism really means.
She revealed, “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 and 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 has made me realise that I've been taking a feminist stance without actually saying so."
Taylor’s latest single ‘Shake It Off’ is out now, and her new album ‘1989’ will be released on 27th October.