Taylor Swift gets a feminist remix in this week's funniest new Twitter

The not-quite-enlightened country star gets a makeover as an equal-rights crusader in "Feminist Taylor Swift"


Daniel D'Addario
June 14, 2013 10:33PM (UTC)

Taylor Swift is among the many, many successful female celebrities who says she's not exactly a feminist: "I don’t really think about things as guys versus girls. I never have," she's said.

It's hard to brook the idea of a superstar on top of the music industry -- not to mention one with legions of young girl fans and one who's risen to fame by reclaiming the narrative of her break-ups with unworthy men -- disavowing feminism. So the creators of @feministswift mashed up Swift's lovelorn lyrics with the ideas underpinning modern feminist theory and practice.

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The feed's existed but two days and has already flooded our feed with rephrasings of some of Swift's music that are a bit more in line with feminist best practices. Below, some of our favorites:

A rephrasing of the old-school romantic ideals of "Love Story":

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And another, which takes away Swift's fantasy of a guy getting consent from her dad to wed her:

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"We Are Never Getting Back Together" goes from Jake Gyllenhaal kiss-off (reportedly!) to Judith Butler tribute:

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A take on "22" originally by Twitter user @riotprl:

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Swift's habits of tearing down other girls in song gets gently elided:

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Maybe Taylor Swift will come around!

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