Taylor Swift Isn't Redefining A Common Word. She Is Saying It A Lot More Now. Yay.
World, meet Taylor Swift, feminist. If you're not already her fan, you will be. I know I am!And this moment is such a great example of Celebrity Role Modeling 101, it makes me glad that so many young people are her fan, too. She is taking us all to school. Let's try to get an A.
Lesson #1: Even 12-year-olds *could be feminist.*
Time travel as a way to begin the process of defining a word that people have problems defining (mostly because they haven't learned how to define it)! Are you confused? Keep reading. Taylor's got ya.
Lesson #2: Feminism is something to be proud of.
Lesson #3: Many girls don't *get* feminism, so they don't say they are one.
Feminism is not exclusively angry and disgruntled picket riots of complaints.
Lesson 4: Once you get feminism, it sounds pretty rad. Believing in rights and opportunities for EVERYONE! Ladies, dudes, and everyone? I'm in.
*"The More You Know" rainbow star shoots across my screen.*
Lesson 5: Being a feminist frees you from that feeling you should judge other women based on how they express their sexuality.
Spit out the haterade! Feminism makes it taste really bad!
Lesson 6: Feminism is about cheering on others and clearing the way for *everyone* to live life on their terms.