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Taylor Swift On Double Standards And The Importance Of Feminism

"A man writing about his feelings from a vulnerable place is brave; a woman writing about her feelings from a vulnerable place is oversharing or whining."

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Taylor Swift is pretty much living her life on top of the world right now. From kicking off her 1989 World Tour, to the kickass debut of her "Bad Blood" music video, to slaying the BBMAs with eight awards — she's truly living her best life.

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And now, she's been crowned #1 on Maxim's Hot List, adding yet another accolade to her very, very long list.

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In an interview with Maxim, Swift put the spotlight on feminism, explaining her new understanding of the term and why she thinks it's so vital:

Honestly, I didn't have an accurate definition of feminism when I was younger. I didn't quite see all the ways that feminism is vital to growing up in the world we live in. I think that when I used to say, "Oh, feminism's not really on my radar," it was because when I was just seen as a kid, I wasn't as threatening.

Now that she's an adult, Swift talks about how those double standards have affected her life:

I didn't see myself being held back until I was a woman. Or the double standards in headlines, the double standards in the way stories are told, the double standards in the way things are perceived. A man writing about his feelings from a vulnerable place is brave; a woman writing about her feelings from a vulnerable place is oversharing or whining.

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And why she thinks it's important for everyone to embrace this powerful movement:

Misogyny is ingrained in people from the time they are born. So to me, feminism is probably the most important movement that you could embrace, because it's just basically another word for equality.

Once again proving that Taylor Swift always knows exactly what to say when we need to hear it the most.

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Read the entire Maxim interview here.

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