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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Word up. On the other hand, an hour ago you were calling Swift a stupid pig. Then you admitted you had her confused with someone else.
And then you argued about why she was probably stupid anyway. So don't blame others if they don't give your opinions the full consideration they deserve. Not on this thread anyway.
The only song I've ever heard Swift sing is that awful Christmas song. Totally mediocre voice.
I've read several of Paglia's books, and while her theories about sex are little cockamamie, she's an interesting writer.
Taylor Swift is worth a billion dollars. I could be vapid for that...
I agree with you. She is an excellent songwriter. That is a level of talent above those who are merely great singers.
Paglia became well known in the 90s by attacking the big names of feminism. She still does. By doing so she became persona non grata to most leftists especially leftist feminsts. I suggest you do a little research about her.
BTW, Paglia was a featured guest in one of Rush's newsletters a few years back.
And Paglia actually said she was bi-sexual.
Well-stated. HOORAY Taylor. HOORAY Camille. OUTSTANDING in their respective fields.
Kanye-like tactic by Camille.
My only knock on Swift is the company she keeps. They’ll mess up her mind. It always happens. There’s a certain skank named Lena.
I don’t know her music but everything I’ve heard about Swift as a person has been positive. She’s not the “seen leaving a club at 4am drunk” type. More like the “seen leaving the children’s hospital before heading to her show” type.
Thanks for posting this drivel of hers....she’s a second rate leftist thinker. I attended several functions with her in the 90s when she was popular & I like her, but never confused her chaotic “philosophy” with first-rate political thinking. Her whole attack on the Sopranos TV show was an utter joke.
At least she detests Gwyneth Paltrow with a detestation almost beyond reason. Maybe she understands Paltrow better than I do.
Step aside, I'll be vapid for 75% less.
Even after inflation, a quarter of a billion will let you swing your elbows a bit.
She identifies with it.
“If she were flat chested “
She is. . .but yet, she is not working at KFC.
Paglia looks like an old shoe that the dog's been chewin'.
Carpet. Munching carpet.
HONK if you give a rat’s arse about either one of them....
“..., blonde, elitist Nazi Barbie.”...”
Sounds like an old girlfriend of mine...
Heidie... [shudder].. oh yes... I remember her well... [shudder]...
“â..., blonde, elitist Nazi Barbie.â...â
Sounds like an old girlfriend of mine...”
You dated her TOO ?
Oh the humanity !!!!
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