Taylor Swift’s Lackluster “Win” For Feminism

By Sam Kennedy

I’m not a Taylor Swift fan. I never have been, and I doubt I ever will be.

Don’t get me wrong- I admire her. A self-made woman who has stayed relatively true to herself over the last ten years while in the spotlight? N1455607805_taylorot an easy task. But let’s be honest- when it comes to revolutionary sound and lyrics, Taylor is pretty bland. Not that that’s a bad thing! We’ve all got our favorite songs to listen to on the radio. I personally have belted out “We are never, ever getting back together” with such drunken ferocity you would think it was me who dated Harry Styles.  But Taylor Swift is just another pretty white face in a sea of more pretty white faces that run the pop industry with cookie-cutter music and overused hooks. She’s fun, not revolutionary. And that’s the best way I can describe her feminism as well, including her winning speech at the 2016 Grammys.
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