Taylor Swift

Teardrops On My Guitar: Taylor Swift Losing Her Masters Is a Sexist Tale as Old as Time

Record labels maintain control over original recordings in exchange for investing in the artist.

Do We Need to Calm Down?: A Roundtable about Taylor Swift and Classism in Music Videos

“Did [Taylor Swift] create something groundbreaking that liberated queer and trans people of color? Did she create an era-defining gay anthem that’s universally likable? No, but why should we expect her to?” Read more »

I Knew You Were Trouble When You Logged In: “The Swift Life” Monetizes and Exploits Fandom

Taylor Swift manipulates a feeling of closeness to deepen fans’ investment. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Taylor Swift Is Still White, Mediocre, and Fragile

She’s still using feminism and fragility as her brand. Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Good morning! Here’s all the feminist news and views on our radar today… • On Wednesday, Republican senator Lisa Murkowski became the third GOP Senate member to endorse gay marriage. Since then, the... Read more »

Did the Lilith Fair Fail Because of Lady Gaga?!

\   Jon Caramanica opens his recent New York Times piece on the changing landscape of "girl pop" with something Lady Gaga yelled during her recent run at Madison Square Garden: "I hate the truth!" Read more »

She Pop: Your Halloween House of Pop Star Horror

Oh, hey, it's Halloween everybody! Halloween, of course, is the holiday when we celebrate terror, goofy outfits, and bad life decisions made at parties that get ever-so-slightly out-of hand. I'm sure lots of you will be celebrating this sacred day with "costumes" and "parties" and "actually leaving... Read more »

She Pop: The Red and The White--Some Thoughts On Taylor Swift and Katy Perry

Dear Lord, Taylor Swift fans! I cannot keep up with you! Witness just a sampling of the very angry comments on my Taylor Swift post of last week:  Personally I think she is kind of silly, but I can understand why so many people like [Taylor]. Especially teen girls. She tells girls that its okay to... Read more »

She Pop: Taylor Swift Wants To Ban Access To Your Lady Bits

Ladies, gentlemen: it is time to discuss the pernicious influence of Taylor Swift on our society today. Oh, I know. I’ve heard all the pro-Taylor propaganda—about how she’s a “good role model,” and an antidote to your Lohans or your Hiltons or your Gagas or whatever other female... Read more »

Bitch Popaganda: When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong Edition

Time for another episode of Bitch Popaganda! It’s like The View, only we all believe the earth is round. Tune in as Andi, Jonanna, Sara, and Kelsey discuss the idea of modern civility. Celebrities invoked include Kanye West, Serena Williams, Joe Wilson, Michael Jordan, Patrick Swayze, and... Read more »

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