"As a teenager, I didn’t understand that saying you’re a feminist is just saying that you hope women and men will have equal rights and equal opportunities. What it seemed to me, the way it was phrased in culture, society, was that you hate men. And now, I think a lot of girls have had a feminist awakening because they understand what the word means. … For so long it’s been made to seem like something where you’d picket against the opposite sex, whereas it’s not about that at all. … Becoming friends with Lena [Dunham] — without her preaching to me, but just seeing why she believes what she believes, why she says what she says, why she stands for what she stands for - has made me realize that I’ve been taking a feminist stance without actually saying so." 

Taylor Swift on feminism, and how she’s grown and evolved over the years, and yes — we have noticed. 

"At this point I’m really just like, ‘I wanna be with my friends!’ I wanna define my life on my own terms. That’s really my list of priorities now, which is different than it was a few years ago."

Taylor Swift explains how on her last album, “Red,” she was all about the menfolk, but how these days she’s not too concerned about it.