Taylor Swift is No Feminist Icon

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Ardently Feminist

There’s no question Taylor Swift is a global phenomenon. She took on the music industry at the young age of sixteen, releasing her first hit single ‘Tim McGraw’. Since then Taylor Swift has only gotten bigger, and there’s no sign that her huge success will be slowing down any time soon. Five albums, numerous awards (including a Grammy), two different genres of music, and eight years later, her hard work has clearly paid off.

In an interview with The Guardian, Swift said she realized recently that “I’ve been taking a feminist stance without saying so.” Leading up to that statement, she discussed how her friendship with Lena Dunham had a huge influence on helping her realize that she was a feminist. Swift got increasingly more vocal about issues like the sexism she faces as a young woman in the spotlight, and how much she hates the serial dater image that…

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