It has been a great week for Taylor Swift. After bagging eight awards at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night in Los Angeles, the singer is now the top celebrity on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 list.
Maxim has called Swift the “world’s most relevant and intriguing woman.” Swift also revealed the preparations for her “1989” world tour are in full swing. Her team has been “in rehearsals for months, trying to get the live instrumental versions of these songs to as close to the album sounds as possible,” Swift told Maxim.
The “1989” singer used the interview as an opportunity to speak about feminism and other issues related to women. Swift said that 2015 has been her favorite year so far as she released the “1989” album just like the way she wanted. This was Swift's first-ever pop album as all her previous albums were country music.
The multiple Grammy Award-winning artist also expressed her views on the prevalence of feminism in the entertainment industry. She was not aware of the term feminism when she was younger. The singer told the magazine that she “didn’t quite see all the ways that feminism is vital to growing up in the world we live in.” But as Swift grew up, she realized that feminism was omnipresent and she wanted to be a part of the movement.
Swift is upset about “double standards in headlines, the double standards in the way stories are told, the double standards in the way things are perceived.” She also wonders how can a man who writes “about his feelings from a vulnerable place” is considered brave while a woman doing the same is told that she is “oversharing or whining.”
"Misogyny is ingrained in people from the time they are born. So to me, feminism is probably the most important movement that you could embrace, because it's just basically another word for equality," Swift told Maxim. The actress looks gorgeous on the cover on the magazine where she wears a black net top and has a pulled back hair look. Swift's pictures were clicked by Thomas Whiteside. Check it out here.
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