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In August, Taylor Swift realized she was a feminist. Now, in what can only be referred to as T. Swift The Feminist: 2.0, the singer-songwriter delivers the sequel to her lady-rights campaign. During an appearance on Canadian talk show, Tout le monde en parle Sunday evening, Swift not only made some poignant statements about women in the media, but defended fellow celebs Emma Watson, Britney Spears, and Miley Cyrus.
She explained to the show's host and audience that it really bothers her to see the way women are often portrayed in the media. "Females are pinned up against each other, more so than men," she told the crowd.
She calls out tabloids and magazines who insist on a who-wore-it-better installment of content, which is designed to put down another woman. "One thing I do believe as a feminist is that in order for us to have gender equality, we have to stop making it a girl fight, and we have to stop being so interested in seeing girls trying to tear each other down. It has to be more about cheering each other on as women."
And, those women she's choosing to champion are Emma Watson, Miley Cyrus, and Britney Spears. Swift was inspired by Watson's speech in particular because it gave younger girls a role model of what feminism actually is. "I wish when I was 12 years-old, I had been able to watch a video of my favorite actress explaining in such an intellectual, beautiful, poignant way the definition of feminism," she said.
Indeed, if girls grow up without seeing feminism represented, they may never associate with it. Check out the full clip below. The feminism discussion starts around the 10-minute mark, but the entire video is worth watching. Even the most reluctant T. Swift enthusiast will give her a round of applause for this one. (Mic)