• Taylor Swift: ‘Misogyny Is Ingrained In People From The Time They Are Born’

    Taylor Swift has decided to use her platform as Maxim magazine’s June cover girl to address the importance of embracing feminism.

    “Feminism is probably the most important movement that you could embrace, because it’s just basically another word for equality,” Taylor explained to the men’s publication

    The 25-year-old singer, who has won seven Grammy’s and is worth an estimated $200 million, believes her music is unfairly categorized as whiny because of society’s systematic misogyny and says there is a double standard when it comes to how others analyze her music.

    “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,” she said. “Misogyny is ingrained in people from the time they are born.”

    The double standard Swift claims surrounds her music has yet to affect her album sale.

    The pop star picked up eight prizes at Sunday night’s Billboard music awards, including top female artist, top artist, top Billboard 200 artist, top Billboard 200 album, top streaming song, and top Hot 100 artist.

    Swift first identified as a feminist last August when she told the Guardian about the major influence that her close friend Lena Dunham has had on her.

    “Becoming friends with Lena – without her preaching to me, but just seeing why she believes what she believes, why she says what she says, why she stands for what she stands for – has made me realize that I’ve been taking a feminist stance without actually saying so,” she said at the time.

    She also told David Letterman how “empowering” Dunham was, while explaining how the two became friends.

    “She direct messaged me, and she said ‘We need to be best friends. I feel like you’ve been my best friend in my head for months and almost years now. So, I need to see you in person; then I will lavish you with complements in person,’” Swift recounted.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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