"With the recent build-up to Swift’s upcoming album 1989, the question on everyone’s mind seems to be, “Who is the (un)lucky guy now?” In her Rolling Stone cover interview, Swift revealed a plot twist that nobody expected: She was going to be dedicating her next revenge song, “Bad Blood,” to a woman.
“She did something so horrible,” she said, “I was like, ‘Oh, we’re just straight-up enemies.’ And it wasn’t even about a guy! It had to do with business.”
This has led to speculation on the identity of the woman who got on Swift’s bad side — Katy Perry and Selena Gomez have been thrown around, and everyone is getting in on figuring out who crossed the line.
But there’s a problem: The whole thing seems very contrived. And it’s contrived around a horribly outdated image of what it means to be a woman. The most troubling part is not that Swift turned this into a PR stunt — a kind of “you do you, Taylor” — but that she’s feeding into the public’s obsession with pitting women against each other."
"Hats and scarves and knee socks and wearing tights for the first time in months and when the mornings are all chilly and you can see your breath and draw little pictures on foggy windows and plaid stuff and ANKLE BOOTS and not caring when people make fun of pumpkin flavored stuff cause you LOVE IT and are happy it’s all the rage and people who dress their dogs in costumes on Halloween and fires in fireplaces and maroon/hunter green/mustard yellow color combos and baking your first fall batch of cookies but you put too much cinnamon in it because you’re TOO EXCITED BECAUSE IT’S FALL. #heavybreathing"
“I learnt that it’s not our job to make people like us if they don’t want to. And when I learnt that, things got a little easier. And I guess every time someone has been mean to me I’ve tried to make a mental note that I would never intentionally make anyone else feel the way that they have made me feel. And if you did that, I think we could hope to make the world a little bit nicer place to live.”
gtkm meme: favourite taylor swift songs → 22 (2012)
"For me, being 22 has been my favorite year of my life. I like all the possibilities of how you’re still learning, but you know enough. You still know nothing, but you know that you know nothing. You’re old enough to start planning your life, but you’re young enough to know there are so many unanswered questions. That brings about a carefree feeling that is sort of based on in-decision and fear and at the same time letting loose."