Taylor Swift Understands Feminism Thanks to Lena Dunham

Taylor says that when she was a teenager, she believes feminism meant being a hater of men and she blames society/culture for giving it a bad name. Now, she sees it doesn’t have to be that way and that actually, it just means equal rights for both genders. Taylor said:

“As a teenager, I didn’t understand that saying you’re a feminist is just saying that you hope women and men will have equal rights and equal opportunities. What it seemed to me, the way it was phrased in culture, society, was that you hate men. And now, I think a lot of girls have had a feminist awakening because they understand what the word means. For so long it’s been made to seem like something where you’d picket against the opposite sex, whereas it’s not about that at all.”

Name dropping another celebrity friend, Taylor says that Lena Dunham taught her without “preaching” what real modern feminism is all about and now she’s all over it, totally on board. She explained:

“Becoming friends with Lena [Dunham] – without her preaching to me, but just seeing why she believes what she believes, why she says what she says, why she stands for what she stands for – has made me realise that I’ve been taking a feminist stance without actually saying so.”