Why does Taylor Swift seem, at 20, a decade younger than Lady Gaga? ‘Cause Swift’s package is “Purity Sue Ingenue”: eternally childlike, obedient and one-dimensional. Mothers love this package, and teenage girls are hypnotized by her simple songs & pretty hair & propensity for crying on her instruments.
Listen up! When Beyoncè was Swift’s age, she was onstage with Destiny’s Child, proclaiming: “The house I live in / I’ve bought it / The car I’m driving / I’ve bought it / All the women who are independent / Throw your hands up at me!” […]
Role models aren’t suspended children, trapped by projections and unable to grow until affirmed by an idealized male partner. Role models grow and change and challenge themselves and are rewarded for exceptionalism, not potential. Independently.
[…] Listen up; if I ever get my life together enough to reproduce other life forms, they will not be joining Taylor Nation - they will be brave, creative, inventive, envelope-pushing little monsters who will find a pretty, skinny white blonde girl in a white peasant shirt strolling through nature-themed screensaver-esque fantasylands singing about how "when you’re fifteen and somebody tells you they love you, you’re gonna believe them" not only sappy, but also insulting to their inevitable brilliance. […]
“I’m offended by all of the supposed-tos. I don’t like women telling other women what to do or how to do it or when to do it. Every time I have sex, it’s my choice.”—Jessa - Girls S01E02 (via matchesandpapernapkins)
You have no say here, I don’t care what religion you are, or political party you are from. A person should have the right to control their body and their life. I’m not saying you have to get an abortion, but I am saying don’t stop me from getting mine. I am not religious, I am not highly political but I live in a country of free will and the government should not micromanage my organs. Until the day I die my body belongs to me. My Body. My choice.