taylor swift no hero for black women 2017 images

While a lot of women are jumping for joy because Taylor Swift has finally released her much awaited new album, I and a host of other black women are rolling our eyes at the thought of this mean girl’s music once against invading our daily lives. Let me be honest here, it was mostly just white women who were counting down the days until they were able to download the artists pockets by downloading or streaming Swift’s latest. She is to them what Beyoncé is to us. I get it. They see in the country singer turned pop star empowerment and bad assery. I don’t deny that Swift, at times, displays those things and for the most part, I don’t discount any woman’s grind. This is a man’s world and any woman that has found a way to carve out a piece of it for herself gets a high five from me. But Swift’s climb to the top has been riddled with questionable behavior aimed at her fellow female artists and instead of genuinely supporting and praises their efforts, or even understanding their frustration, she has thrown all kinds of shade disguised as good girl intentions. Her new project entitled Reputation is set to sell fairly well and that’s good news for her, but her ability to make music that resonates with her white female populous does not dismiss the fact that she is problematic on a number of levels. Mainly, she is a mean girl with good people on her team that makes her seem like the pretty little blonde next door. But I am afraid that as the story usually goes for those who amass great fame and money, she is too high up in the clouds to see the error of her ways. In fact, even in the face of being found to be a fraud and liar after her incident with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, she still plays the victim card, I dare say more than black people play our proverbial “black card” in less than favorable situations. Let’s talk about what happened last year with Taylor and her greatest foes. Let's also talk about why that was the final straw for me and many other black women who constantly feel like our feelings and what we do are overlooked in favor of a less talented/qualified white woman who has no interest in intersectional feminism. Swift has always come off as someone who feels that she is above others or at least that how she comes off to me. When Nicki Minaj expressed her frustration and disappointment in being skipped over for a nomination of MTV’s Music Video of the Year in 2105, Swift took that as a personal blow and told the accomplished rapper that she could join her on stage if she ended up winning. That definitely didn’t sit right with me because Taylor’s dismissiveness of Nicki’s feelings was in no way empowering or characteristic of a woman who calls herself a feminist. Fast forward to early 2016 when she went on a whole “I the victim” campaign after Kanye’s song “Famous” mentioned her. I definitely was tired of her same sad song. Then when it was revealed that Swift did indeed not only approve the

taylor swift no hero for black women 2017 images

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