In thinking about International Women’s Day the other week I couldn’t help but become enraged with Taylor Swift and her frankly juvenile response to a smart jibe by Tina Fey & Amy Poehler at what will go down as the best hosted Golden Globes in the history of television. In response to said jibe Taylor Swift, in a recent interview with Vanity Fair, quoted Katie Couric as saying: “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”
OH NO SHE DIDN’T!
Who does Taylor Swift think she’s talking about?!? You’d be hard pressed to find a high profile celebrity as invested in the furtherment of woman as Tina Fey. This is a woman who actually spends time thinking about her actions in relation to the greater good of her female peers. I sincerely hope that Taylor Swift will grow out of a phase were she feels the need to question other women for an innocuous joke. And perhaps she needs to think about how she presents herself to the world before she starts being critical of others for questioning it. Taylor Swift has defined herself in relation to the men in her life for public consumption so it’s a bit self-rightuous to turn around and call people out for talking about her that way.
At the end of the day she’s really missed the mark on this one. Instead of leaving it alone and taking a joke – from a comedy legend and strident feminist – on the chin, she has now created a celebrity “feud” which contains as its central storyline women vs. women. And now we’re back to “why can’t women just get along?” BLERG!
Step off Taylor Swift.