Taylor Swift Covers Vogue and Talks Sexism, LGBTQ + Support, And Standing Up For Yourself {PIC and VIDEO}

Taylor Swift Covers Vogue and Talks Sexism, LGBTQ + Support, And Standing Up For Yourself {PIC and VIDEO}

Taylor Swift is on the cover of the new issue of Vogue

In the mag she discusses why she decided to champion LGBTQ rights in “You Need To Calm Down.”

“I didn’t realize until recently that I could advocate for a community that I’m not a part of. It’s hard to know how to do that without being so fearful of making a mistake that you just freeze. Because my mistakes are very loud. When I make a mistake, it echoes through the canyons of the world. It’s clickbait, and it’s a part of my life story, and it’s a part of my career arc.”

She also addresses sexism saying

“When I was a teenager, I would hear people talk about sexism in the music industry, and I’d be like, I don’t see it. I don’t understand. Then I realized that was because I was a kid. Men in the industry saw me as a kid. I was a lanky, scrawny, overexcited young girl who reminded them more of their little niece or their daughter than a successful woman in business or a colleague. The second I became a woman, in people’s perception, was when I started seeing it.

“It’s fine to infantilize a girl’s success and say, How cute that she’s having some hit songs. How cute that she’s writing songs. But the second it becomes formidable? As soon as I started playing stadiums—when I started to look like a woman—that wasn’t as cool anymore”

And takes over and asks Anna Wintour 8 Questions

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