Taylor made news, indeed, by not only being the first artist to go platinum in 2014, but doing it in one week by selling well over one million copies of her latest release “1989”!
Taylor spoke to Time about the high standards put on all women and especially female celebrities:
“I refuse to buy into these comparisons, because you don’t see it happening to men. All you seem to see is ‘Which New Mother Is Sexier?’ ‘Who’s the Hotter Mama?’ ‘Who’s Got The Better Booty?’ If we continue to show young girls that they are being compared to other girls, we’re doing ourselves a huge disservice as a society. I surround myself with smart, beautiful, passionate, driven, ambitious women. Other women who are killing it should motivate you, thrill you, challenge you and inspire you rather than threaten you and make you feel like you’re immediately being compared to them. The only thing I compare myself to is me, two years ago, or me one year ago. How does “1989″ measure up to “Red”, sales-wise? You just try to lead by example, and you hope, someday, that if we talk about feminism enough, maybe we’ll start to actually see it make a difference in the way young girls perceive themselves and each other.”
According to Forbes, Taylor, at 24, is the second highest female earner in music, with a reported income of $64 million!
Love me some T-Swift and LOVE what she said about women! It’s so true and if we’d all stick together we really could rule the world! Love me some T-Swift!
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