Taylor Swift Thinks Amy Poehler And Tina Fey Are Hellbound, Is Ignorant
So this happened: Taylor Swift’s Vanity Fair cover preview
You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people,” Taylor Swift tells Vanity Fair contributing editor Nancy Jo Sales on the subject of mean girls in general and in response to an incident at this year’s Golden Globes, where Amy Poehler and Tina Fey mocked her highly scrutinized love life. “Because she said to me she had heard a quote that she loved, that said, ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’”]
Oh, okay. So two iconic modern women who have repeatedly championed the causes of women in television, film, show business at large and the world in general - whether through their shows or phenomenal, inspirational web series - “don’t help other women”. Yet Taylor Swift does, through…lots of songs about boys? Which is totally artistically valid, though I have no personal feelings about her music one way or the other because it’s simply not my thing, but what exactly does Taylor think she is contributing to feminist discourse in this day and age? This, apparently, about which she has rarely, if ever, spoken before:
“For a female to write about her feelings, and then be portrayed as some clingy, insane, desperate girlfriend in need of making you marry her and have kids with her, I think that’s taking something that potentially should be celebrated—a woman writing about her feelings in a confessional way—that’s taking it and turning it and twisting it into something that is frankly a little sexist.”
TRUE. SO VERY TRUE. And huge props for saying that, finally. It reminds me of the terrific series of Onion articles satirising the exact tabloid culture that preys upon her dating life and so forth, but I don’t think Taylor would react terribly well to the idea of her being imagined to be dating Christopher Dorner’s charred remains, even if it was only written for satiric purposes.
Because attacking Tina and Amy - two comedians who are barely halfway through their lives and already feminist icons - for the way they joke toward, and about, women? Well, it just makes you look humourless, dear, and lord knows you already lack self-awareness. Good job on calling out that TMZ shit, though.
ALSO: Taylor Swift sat behind Amy at the Globes when Amy was playing Darcy St. Fudge in the audience, and patted her shoulder and clapped while it was happening.