Taylor Swift may be successful, but whether or not she's a feminist remains to be seen—when asked about the subject, she's previously stated, "I don't really think about things as guys versus girls. I never have." That gives us absolutely no definitive answer, yes, but it's hard to deny that some of her song lyrics don't exactly root for the cause. Case-in-point: In her 2010 single "Better than Revenge," she says of actress Camilla Belle (who began dating Swift’s ex Joe Jonas after they broke up), "[she's] an actress/ but she’s better known for things that she does on the mattress." Yikes.
Worry not, though; a new Twitter parody account, FeministTaylorSwift, is here to help. The account offers a Twitter feed full of Swift's lyrics remixed with talk of patriarchy, consent, gender roles, individualism, and equality.
We've documented our feelings regarding Swift and her relationship with feminism before, so we can't help but appreciate the rewrites—and it looks like a lot of people agree, since the account already has 60,000+ followers and it was just created last Wednesday. Here are a few of the best:
She's better known for the things that she does on the mattress / But any man doing the same things would be admired / Whoa— FeministTaylorSwift (@feministtswift) June 13, 2013
Abigail gave her virginity to a boy who changed his mind / but virginity wasn't all she had to offer / she had been duped by the patriarchy— FeministTaylorSwift (@feministtswift) June 13, 2013
RT@riotprl I don't know about you / but I'm feeling twenty-two / cents underpaid per dollar— FeministTaylorSwift (@feministtswift) June 14, 2013
Hoping one of those senior boys will wink at you and say / "You know, I think we need to take more serious steps to eliminate the wage gap"— FeministTaylorSwift (@feministtswift) June 13, 2013
She wears high heels / I wear sneakers / We're each expressing our gender identities in ways that make us feel comfortable / Date me— FeministTaylorSwift (@feministtswift) June 14, 2013
You can check out the rest over at @feministtswift.