Saturday, September 4, 2010

Feminists Object To Taylor Swift's New Song

Via Cassie. A good kind of feminist.

And by feminist I mean ugly, liberal, progressive women. As if there are any other kind.

It's a good song too. Surprisingly for how pop/rock country has turned into. It tells of the same story time and time again. Boy meets girl, fall in love, fight, and do they or don't they get back together? Taylor Swift wrote the song so, yes. They do get back together.

The part of the song that's tying the feminazi's panties into knots? The chorus here:

You said, "I remember how we felt, sitting by the water.
And every time I look at you, it's like the first time.
I fell in love with a careless man's careful daughter.
She is the best thing that's ever been mine."

Cassie quotes the reason why it's "objectional":

This song is rife with freaky-deaky, weirdo language that frames Swift as someone perpetually under the ownership, or at least care, of a male authority. The lyrics describe her as not a woman, but as a “careless man’s careful daughter” that her new boyfriend has “made a rebel of.” This is problematic to me, in the sense that it implies a transfer of her ownership from one man to another. I think it’s weird in this song that she doesn’t seem to have any sense of her own identity away from the love interest, or her father. I do, however, give her props for the use of the line “we got bills to pay.” Though grammatically incorrect, it implies that Taylor will be helping to pay the bills though some means of gainful employment. Let’s go back in time 50 years so that I can congratulate her on being progressive!

Notice how the songwriter's desire for a normal relationship is marginalized for the feminist version of "ownership".

Can't Jamie Keiles of Teenagerie leave a song well enough alone? Read Cassy's take on it. She has much more to say about it.

The video is posted below so you can listen to it and enjoy it for what it is. A love song.

Taylor Swift: The object of hate and envy for every feminist in the blogosphere.


  1. Great article - I'm so tired, tired of Femazombies speaking out on behalf of the half of the country, whom 90+% have absolutely nothing in common with the agenda they promote. I wish they'd stop trying to force-feed their pro-choice, hairy-armpit, angry, ugly, in-your-face agenda. Taylor, you go girl. You are a great example of a strong, confident and successful young woman. Femininity rocks. I'd be proud to have a daughter/niece/sister/friend like you.

  2. I know..

    Some days I shouldn't be shocked anymore by stupidity like this but yet a new day comes and I read more stuff like this that continually floors me.