Does Taylor Swift Have to Be Queer for “folklore” to be a Lesbian Album?
Longing is, after all, queer. Read more »
Dusted or Busted: In “The Man,” Taylor Swift Seeks to Critique Sexism, but Twists Drag to Do So
While Swift is trying to call out a double-standard, she may be enabling a double-standard for the queer community. Read more »
Cruel Bummer: “Lover” Is an Odd Litmus Test for Taylor Swift’s Politics
Taylor Swift is turning 30 in December, so it’s no surprise that she’s released an album that feels more authentic and honest than her previous two. Read more »
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. Read more »
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 »
RetroPop: Getting Dumped with Dolly Parton and Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"
It’s been great fun muddling together the likes of Carly Rae Jepsen with Jane Austen and... 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 »