Bon soir, Taylor Nation.
The Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar was in Montreal, Quebec last Thursday, September 25 to do an interview with Tout le monde en parle on Radio-Canada. I know they had other guests, I know there other things that are important. I still would’ve wished she would have gotten more time, and on top of that they had to edit it down.
That being said, she was her enchanting self, and she did manage to give her opinion on the topic of feminism that has been highlighted by Emma Watson’s UN Speech.
The only thing that I saw was incredible acclaim and praise and that’s just me going off of what I’m plugged into which is my fanbase of real girls out in the world living their lives and when they saw their favorite actress get up in front of the UN and say what she said… I wish when I was younger, I wish when I was twelve years old I’d been able to watch a video of my favorite actress explaining in such an intellectual, beautiful, poignant way the definition of feminism because I would’ve understood it and then earlier on in my life I would’ve proudly claimed that I was a feminist because I would’ve understood what the word means. So many girls out there say ‘I’m not a feminist’ because they think it means something angry or disgruntled or complaining. They picture like rioting and picketing. It is not that at all. It just simply means that you believe that women and men should have equal rights and opportunities and to say that you’re not a feminist means that you think men should have more rights and opportunities than women. I just think a lot of girls don’t know the definition and the fact that Emma got up and explained it is, I think, an incredible thing and I’m happy to live in a world where that happened.
– Taylor Swift via Radio-Canada
At some point, Guy A. Lepage compared her to other artists that “act up” (in context you could say they dress provocatively). It was a favorable comparison, but at the same time it does seem to put the other artists in a negative light. Instead of just letting that slide, Taylor actually came out in favor of every female artist to wear what they want:
Honestly, I think that I cheer on anybody who is living their life on their own terms and wearing what they want to wear and representing what they want to represent. I think that no other female artist should be able to tell me to wear less clothes and I’m not going to tell another artist to wear more clothes. You know what I’m saying? As long as it’s their idea and they’re expressing their sexuality or they’re expressing their strength or it makes them feel like a woman to perform a certain way or dress a certain way. I just think that as long as it’s coming from them and they’re living their lives on their own terms, I cheer them on, honestly.
– Taylor Swift via Radio-Canada
I know she did meet a few fans briefly and I’m going to give a shoutout here to @canadaswift who got a hug 🙂
You definitely should come back more often, and preferably for a longer visit, Sparkly Dressed 🙂
The X-Factor Australia’s official Twitter account confirmed that Taylor will be performing on the show’s grand finale in October. Taylor will probably do a lightning trip to Australia to promote her album 1989 out on October 27. The Sparkly Dressed is nominated for Best Female and Best Look at the 2014 MTV EMA on November 9. You can vote here.
Coming up on the Calendar!
- October 20: Taylor Swift performs on the grand finale of X Factor Australia.
- October 24: Taylor Swift performs at the We Can Survive 2014 event at the Hollywood Bowl.
- October 27: Taylor Swift’s 1989 is released.
- October 27: Taylor Swift will perform on Good Morning America according to GMA via Twitter