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Taylor Swift, Amy Poehler, & Tina Fey Prompt Dumb Conversation About Feminism

Taylor Talks Exes
Taylor Swift
Her exes aren't forbidden to write songs about her. Read More »
Taylor Gets Goated
"I Knew You Were Trouble When You Walked In," now with screaming goats! Read More »
Leave Taylor Alone!
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Amy Poehler and Tina Fey

Once upon a time at the Golden Globes, hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey made a little joke at Taylor Swift’s expense. It wasn’t even an especially mean joke, really, but it still poked fun at Swift’s reputation for getting around. “You know what, Taylor Swift? You stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son,” they said, as the camera panned to Swift’s that’s-not-funny face. Fox himself even weighed in on it. (He later apologized.) There were rumors that Taylor Swift was upset about all the negative attention — who wouldn’t be? — and it turns out she took comfort in an unlikely place: the wisdom of Katie Couric.

In her new Vanity Fair profile, Swift was asked about how she deals with “mean girls,” which everyone is assuming is a reference to Fey and Poehler (but not Katy Perry, who has behaved like a snot towards Swift as well, if blind item gossip is to be believed). “Katie Couric is one of my favorite people,” Swift told the magazine. “Because she said to me she a heard a quote that she loved that said ‘There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’ (Which is actually a quote from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.)

Cue 6,000 headlines screaming that Taylor Swift has told Tina Fey and Amy Poehler that they’re going to hell.

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Taylor Swift Isn’t “Clingy, Insane, Desperate”

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Taylor Gets Goated
"I Knew You Were Trouble When You Walked In," now with screaming goats! Read More »
Taylor Talks Exes
Taylor Swift
Her exes aren't forbidden to write songs about her. Read More »
Taylor's Song "22" Parody
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Taylor Swift gets parodied for a song about crappy male politicians. Read More »

“For a female to write about her feelings, and then be portrayed as some clingy, insane, desperate girlfriend in need of making you marry her and have kids with her, I think that’s taking something that potentially should be celebrated—a woman writing about her feelings in a confessional way—that’s taking it and turning it and twisting it into something that is frankly a little sexist.”

– I would like to pretend that Taylor Swift was inspired to talk sexism in Vanity Fair because read my essay on The Frisky called “Taylor Swift Is Allowed To Have A Lot Of Boyfriends, OK?” It was about about how women like Taylor Swift, Carly Simon, and Nora Ephron who write about their relationships and emotions are just doing the same thing that guys like Woody Allen and Kanye West do. But women get slammed as overly-attached psychos for doing it while for the dudes it is just “art.” She probably didn’t read it (I can dream, can’t I?) but I’m glad Taylor spoke up about this issue herself! [Vanity Fair]

The 10 Best Screaming Goat Music Videos

Goats Yelling Like Humans
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The video that started it all. Read More »
I'm A Celine Dion Superfan
And I don't care who knows! Read More »
Pig Rescues Drowning Goat!
You have got to watch this video, you guys. Read More »
"All by my gooooooaaaat!"

Yesterday was the best day of my life. Want to know why? Because I discovered this video mashup of Celine Dion singing “All By Myself” with a screaming goat. I’d seen the Taylor Swift goat music video that Julie posted last week, and loved it (obviously!), but goats and Celine Dion are literally my two favorite things. Seeing them together in one video made me laugh, and cry, and push play over and over for about an hour. And guess what? There are so many more goat music videos where this one came from! After the jump, check out nine more hilarious examples… Keep reading »

Taylor Swift Gets Parodied For A Good Cause!

Senators Against VAWA
These guys didn't even want to bring VAWA to a vote. Read More »
Vawa Passes!
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The violence against women act passed in the Senate. Read More »
Politics Vs. Love
Can you ignore someone's politics in love? Read More »
Today's Lady News
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"Taylor" Sings!
  • There is a great parody of Taylor Swift’s “22″ floating around the interwebz.  Rather than finding inspiration from ex-boyfriends this song takes aim at a different set of pathetic men: the 22 Senators who did not vote “yes” on the Violence Against Women Act.  The bill will come up for a vote in the House of Representatives.  Show your support and call your Congressmember. [Upworthy]
  • Oh how I wish I’d never have to post about this, but yet another politician has made a “foot in mouth” comment that I can’t not call out.  New Hampshire State Representative Mark Warden said people might “like being in abusive relationships.”  He is in favor of a bill that would reduce simple assault from a misdemeanor to a violation. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Taylor Swift Says Her Exes Can Write Songs About Her Too

Leave Taylor Alone!
She's allowed to have a lot of boyfriends, okay? Read More »
Taylor's Latest Breakup
Taylor Swift & One Direction's Harry Styles Go For Romantic Stroll In NYC
Another breakup for Taylor Swift. Read More »
Taylor Vs. John, Again
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Taylor Swift and ex John Mayer go for round 37. Ding ding ding! Read More »

“If I’m gonna write songs about my exes they can write songs about me. That’s how it works. I’m not gonna complain about it. I’m not gonna sit there and say, ‘I’m the only one who can write songs about this relationship.’ It’s fair game.”

– I’m not the world’s biggest Taylor Swift fan, but I totally stand by her right to write catchy-as-fuck songs about her personal life, including those romantic relationships that have gone wrong. Go to bed with songwriters, wake up to the latest pop hit being written about you. And Taylor has now made it clear — in an interview with InStyle UK — that this deal goes both ways. How soon till Harry Styles attempts to call her bluff? [InStyle UK]

Taylor Swift Strips Down At The Brit Awards

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The best moments from the 2013 Grammy's in GIFs and pics. Read More »
Taylor's Latest Breakup
Taylor Swift & One Direction's Harry Styles Go For Romantic Stroll In NYC
Another breakup for Taylor Swift. Read More »
  • Taylor Swift is apparently going for a sexier image — the singer stripped down to a rather dominatrix-y outfit while performing “I Knew You Were Trouble” at the Brit Awards. [Celeb Dirty Laundry]
  • And her ex Harry Styles said it was “great!” Maybe he’s just relieved she didn’t make fun of him this time? [Us Weekly]
  • Lindsay Lohan borrowed a designer dress for an amFAR gala and, shocker of shockers, returned it ruined. [Huffington Post]
  • Rihanna celebrated her 25th birthday yesterday with Chris Brown and a couple of blunts in Hawaii. Pics below. [Us Weekly]

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Taylor Swift Gets Hardcore Goated

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Taylor And Emma's Style
Have you ever style-morphed into your bestie? Read More »
Taylor Crying Nonstop
Taylor Swift and Harry Styles
... over breakup with Harry Styles. Read More »
I knew you were a goat when I walked in.

Look, there is absolutely nothing I can say about this video of Taylor Swift and screaming goats that could do it any justice. Let’s just say, the internet really outdid itself and should really just retire about now. [Hypervocal]

Well-Played: Human Heartbreak Machine Taylor Swift All Dolled Up At The Brit Awards

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She's allowed to have a lot of boyfriends, okay? Read More »
Taylor And Emma's Style
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Taylor Crying Nonstop
Taylor Swift and Harry Styles
... over breakup with Harry Styles. Read More »
Taylor Does Dubstep
Taylor Swift dabbles in dubstep for "I Knew You Were Trouble." Read More »

Taylor Swift has been kind of an unavoidable beacon of willowy heartbreak lately, hasn’t she? This sad little moppet took a break from eviscerating Harry Styles and Conor Kennedy in song, to attend the Golden Globes, the Grammys, and now the Brit Awards. She’s never met an awards show she didn’t like. Thankfully, she’s got a cadre of stylists and designers clamoring to dress her. This time, Ol’ Swifty chose a gorgeous Elie Saab gown, with revealing sheer side panels. Well played, Ms. Swift. Perhaps you will attract another gloriously nubile young man to take you to the dance.

These Us Weekly “Mini-Me” Photos Make Me Squirmy

Hey, I’m not telling Us Weekly how to live its life, but holy crap do these mini-me children-dressed-as-Grammy winners creep me out. First off, I am super not cool with the idea of little kids dressing up as people whose reputations are built on their sexiness. Second, they gave one little boy fake facial hair so he could look like Sean Paul. What is that about?

The Us photos are part of a larger project called Toddlewood, by photographer Tricia Messeroux. According to her Tumblr, this is part of  “the hottest photography project featuring the who’s who in Hollywood and politics but in a smaller more irresistible package.” Keep reading »

Grammy GIFs
The best moments from the 2013 Grammy's in GIFs and pics. Read More »
Adele's Grammy Manicure
Her nails were red underneath, like Louboutin shoes! Read More »

The Soapbox: Taylor Swift Is Allowed To Have A Lot Of Boyfriends, OK?

Silver Lining's Slut Shame
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Jennifer Lawrence's character gets slut-shamed in "Silver Lining's Playbook." Read More »
Chesca On Victim Blaming
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Jenna Marbles slut shames and Chescaleigh explains victim blaming. Read More »
On Slutshaming
It's about controlling women through guilt and shame. Read More »

A few years ago, a favorite subject of conversation in pop culture writing was about Taylor Swift’s perceived “slut shaming” in her songs. Need I remind you of the song “Better Than Revenge,” allegedly directed at the actress Camilla Belle for stealing away Joe Jonas, which includes lyrics like “she’s not what you think, she’s an actress / she’s better known for the things that she does on the mattress”?

Today, the favorite subject of conversation in pop culture writing about Taylor Swift is her long list of boyfriends. Can you name them with me? Joe Jonas, Jake Gyllenhaal, Taylor LautnerJohn Mayer, Conor Kennedy, and most recently Harry Styles from One Direction. (Pardon me if I forgot anyone.)

My, how the fickle winds have changed. Keep reading »

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