A Feminist Taylor Swift Doppelganger?

Seriously? Unfortunately, yes

(Washington Post) Taylor Swift is not a feminist. But Clara Beyer is, and she loves Taylor Swift’s music and sometimes she wishes Swift would change her twangy tune and be a little more progressive.

On June 11, the Alexandria native, a rising senior at Brown University, tweeted: “Idea for a single purpose twitter: feminist Taylor Swift.”

Ten minutes later, Beyer’s friend and classmate Kevin Carty called her to make sure she followed through. So Beyer created a logo — a picture of Swift’s face photoshopped onto Rosie the Riveter’s head. (Conveniently, both female icons have the same red head scarf in their wardrobe.) She wrote a bio that played off the one on Taylor Swift’s official Twitter page: “Happy. Free. Confused. Oppressed by the patriarchy. At the same time.”

Oh, it gets better

“She wears short skirts / I wear T-shirts /Neither of us is asking for it” was the first tweet sent out from the @feministtswift account the afternoon of June 12, and it set the template for what would follow —some lyrics from a song by the pop superstar (in this case, “You Belong With Me”) with an added feminist twist.

Sigh. How about some Friendzone Level 10k and complete p*ssification?

The tongue-in-cheek mash-up of feminist theory and Swift’s love-struck lyrics was the perfect project for Beyer and Carty, who “both believe in bringing more people into feminism and gender-critical conversations,” said Carty, 20. “And the easiest ways to do that are to engage them with things they’re already into in their daily lives,” such as pop music.

Let’s remember, Carty’s first name is Kevin.

Carty is in a fraternity and says that while his passion makes some other guys “raise their eyebrows,” he’s “never had a problem identifying as a feminist. .. . It’s just made me happier.”

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3 Responses to “A Feminist Taylor Swift Doppelganger?”

  1. JGlanton says:

    Let her become the spokesmodel face of the new federally mandated gas cans that cost twice as much, leak all over the place, require two hands to use and two hands to close and then your two hands will stink like gas for the rest of the day.


  2. The_End_Of_Gumballs says:

    144 page document to outline a forced gas can? And, really? a self-sealing spout? as if a cap and screw on lid weren’t enough?

    But, am sure since its a law then it must be good.

    I’m waiting for the first fire from these.

    As for the post…. a male feminist. Wouldn’t that make him the stereotypical effeminate gay?

    Wonder if Swift can do some cease-n-decist on them?

  3. Hey, Taylor is notoriously thin skinned, so she just might, especially since it could be considered copyright infringement and/or violation of intellectual property.

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