The Evolution Of Taylor Swift’s Feminist Awakening

With a little help from her friend Lena Dunham, Swift says she now identifies as a feminist.

1. For some time, Taylor Swift shied away from the feminist label.

2. When The Daily Beast asked Swift if she was a feminist back in 2012, she said:

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3. The pop star’s fans still insisted that she empowered other women.

4. And some even went to extremes to show how feminist and T. Swift go together:

6. But in an interview with The Guardian, Swift is now calling herself a feminist. Loud and proud.

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7. According to Beyoncé, Chimamanda Adichie, and Merriam-Webster, this is the definition of the word “feminist”:

8. She even credits her friend Lena Dunham for helping her come into her feminist awakening.

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9. Dunham *applauded* T. Swift for her ability to grow and change in such a public way.

Applause for @taylorswift13's spot on definition of feminism (and NOT because she mentions me)

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham)

Taylor recognizes that at its core it's not about radicalism or rage, but equality. Her willingness to own the term means much to many...

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham)

She's been my feminist role model for a long time. And I cannot fucking wait for her VMA performance.

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham)

When someone grows, changes and shows their vulnerability and evolution publicly... That's a gift they give to us that we should honor.

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham)

13. Congrats, Taylor.

14. Welcome to the club.

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