High Note

What if Taylor Swift were a feminist?

“She wears short skirts / I wear T-shirts / Neither of us is asking for it” tweeted out @feministtswift Thursday afternoon. Clara Beyer, a Brown University student, is the mind behind the parody Twitter account, which follows a simple formula: Take the pop star's lyrics and rewrite them to embrace feminism...and a Twitter star is born. Beyer is a Swift fan, but not without reservations; she admits to feeling uneasy over some of the values she says the music perpetuates. She teamed up with her friend Kevin Carty, a proud fellow feminist, to revise lyrics into messages they were more comfortable with. Their 140-character messages are spreading fast: as of Monday morning, the account had over 70,000 followers.

Read it at The Washington Post

June 17, 2013 11:25 AM