We have secretly always known that a shy but devoted feminist was hiding somewhere deep inside the saccharine heart of America’s most beloved pop princess. And as she flawlessly completed her transition from country crossover darling to worldwide pop phenomenon — the kind who puts out a much-hyped music video with a massive cast of A-listers, everyone from Lena Dunham to Cindy Crawford as badass action heroes, on the same night as winning a record 8 Billboard Awards — that inner feminist has left its dark hiding place. Topping Maxim’s 2015 “Hot 100” list, Taylor took the accompanying interview as an opportunity to discuss her views on equality between the sexes. “Honestly, I didn’t have an accurate definition of feminism when I was younger,” she told the men’s magazine. “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 … 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.” Right on, Taylor. Looks like you’re finally Out of the Woods.
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