Skip to comments.Taylor Swift shows real class despite cheap shots from famed feminist
Posted on 12/21/2015 5:29:52 PM PST by presidio9
If Taylor Swift ever believed she had bad blood before, boy does she have it now. Over her birthday weekend, the young queen of pop watched a bomb with her name on it explode after the famed feminist critic Camille Paglia published a shockingly scathing attack on Swift, calling her a blond, elitist âNazi Barbie.â
Yes, such a cheap and sensationalist shot at a fellow female comes from one of Americaâs most well-known and respected feminist writers. Paglia is a self-proclaimed ânotorious Amazon feministâ and isnât exactly your stereotypical bra-burning, Birkenstock-wearing feminist. Her ideology is as nuanced as her interpretation of feminism is hard to pin down.
Nonetheless, Paglia is a feminist warrior at heart, fighting for every womanâs right to succeed, thrive and pursue her wildest dreams. Incidentally, Taylor Swift has done just that, becoming the de facto poster child of big-picture feminist philosophy. For Paglia to rip Swift to shreds, even stooping to associate her with fascism, is a lesson in hyperbolic hypocrisy.
Swift is a feministâs dream mostly come true. She is young, smart, self-made, mind-bogglingly successful, in charge and fiercely independent, both in business and in her personal life; she is unmarried and runs her personal brand with an I-make-my-own-decisions attitude. Swift has power, control and command of her life, all the things todayâs young women are told to pursue.
And Swift has a gently rebellious independence of character, too. She doesnât bow to Hollywoodâs pressure to strip and sex-scandal her way to the top, nor does she seem to have let the enormous weight of fame and wealth transform her into a vain, vacuous, self-obsessed starlet. On the contrary, Swift is humble, cheerful and miraculously down-to-earth, and as loyal to her fans as they are to her. Indeed, Swift is the embodiment of Coco Chanelâs
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Swift did it all without Paglia’s help.
I don’t know that much about her except for the videos I see at the gym. She seems very talented and is very beautiful. The comment about her was a shocking smear. How completely rude.
More proof that Feminism is at a dead end. I mean really, Taylor Swift? Huge source of misogyny there! /s
People need to stop giving these loons their money and attention.
I would probably side with Paglia on this issue without knowing what the issue is. Paglia is one of the few honest leftist
All one needs for an explanation here is to look at the two of them. The reason for the outrage becomes quite obvious.
All true. But people who write about music like to write about suffering and failure. They think it conveys authenticity. If Robert Johnson or Blind Lemon Jefferson were successful, in charge, fiercely independent and running his own brand with an I-make-my-own-decisions attitude, he wouldn't have had much of a following among music critics.
“I would probably side with Paglia on this issue without knowing what the issue is. Paglia is one of the few honest leftist”
Yeah, and Bigfoot is one of the few honest forest creatures.
Women execs will tell you their biggest detractors are other women. I never heard of Camille, but it’s clear she is jealous of Taylor’s success.
‘’Women execs will tell you their biggest detractors are other women.’’
And women employees’ biggest detractors are female bosses.
Paglia used to be interesting. Now she sounds like a bitter, jealous old dyke. She wishes she could hang around with Taylor and her friends.
If a young woman like Taylor Swift can achieve what she has on her own,it begs the question what purpose do women like Paglia have?
Swift is a fourth-wave feminist—and Paglia completely doesn’t get it.
Paglia is a top notch essayist. I can disagree with her and still enjoy her opinions most of the time as they give something to consider. She is also not as liberal as she pretends to be and has stood up for several conservative causes most notably the campus fascist anti-Free speech codes.
Taylor Swift make her living off her looks coupled with an auto-tune. If she were flat chested she’d work at KFC. If that sound cruel so be it.
That wasn't very nice.
I disagree. Obviously it’s what propelled her to her current role, but she was somewhat successful prior in her dweeby country persona.
I recently saw personal phone photos on facebook of Taylor Swift visiting a young cancer-stricken child.
The photos showed enough to demonstrate these aren’t one-minute photo ops.
So that was nice.
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