Feminist Taylor Swift Smashes The Patriarchy, Pokes Fun at Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift may not be known as a feminist herself, but a parody Twitter account bearing her name has set out to smash the patriarchy and take some subtle stabs at her songwriting. Since launching last Wednesday, Feminist Taylor Swift has already gained more than 75,000 followers with its clever parodies of Taylor Swift songs like "22," "Love Story" and "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."

Feminist Taylor Swift is certainly prolific, too. In the six days since launching, Feminist Taylor Swift has already sent out 72 clever takedowns of Swift's lyrics. Typical topics covered by Feminist Taylor Swift include slut shaming, male privilege and Judith Butler's theories that gender identities are a social construct. It helps to have some understanding of feminist theory when reading Feminist Taylor Swift, but you're not going to miss out on all of the jokes if you don't. 

Buzzfeed reports that the Feminist Taylor Swift account is the brainchild of Brown University senior Clara Beyer, who also runs the college blog That Girl Magazine. Beyer says that she’s simultaneously a feminist and a Taylor Swift fan, and felt it was high time she combined the two.

“I consider myself a feminist, and I blog about that kind of thing all the time, but I also LOVE Taylor Swift,” Beyer told Buzzfeed. “Being a feminist Taylor Swift fan isn’t always easy, but it led to @FeministTSwift, so I’m not really complaining.”

After less than a week online, Feminist Taylor Swift has already spawned a its own imitators. The most popular, Feminist Kanye, even got a shoutout from the original feminist musician parody account. And like Kanye West’s real Twitter account, just about everything coming from Feminist Kanye West is in all caps. 

@feministtswift YO IMMA LET YOU FINISH CUZ AS A MAN I NEED TO STEP BACK AND LET YOU BE HEARD,” Feminist Kanye tweeted, earning a retweet from Feminist Taylor Swift. 

So far, the real Taylor Swift has yet to release a response to her feminist doppelgänger.

Check out the 10 best tweets from Feminist Taylor Swift below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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