Taylor Swift Reveals Why Remaining Clothed Is Riskier Than Showing Skin + More in Glamour [VIDEO]
Much has been made about Taylor Swift's feminism, with her detractors and supporters drawing a line in the sand, wondering "Is she or isn't she?"
Well, a comment that T. Swizzle made in her Glamour cover story --where she looks uh-mazing, BTW -- had us thinking that the singer is much more of a neo-feminist than she is given credit for.
She explained her viewpoint that keeping her clothes on is riskier than showing skin.
"I find it relatively easy to keep my clothes on because I don't really feel like taking them off," Swift, who has an impeccable and classic sense of style, stated. "It's not an urge I have."
She continued, "For me, 'risky' is revealing what really happened in my life through music. 'Risky' is writing confessional songs and telling the true story about a person with enough details so everyone knows who that person is. That's putting myself out there, maybe even more than taking my shirt off."
It certainly is more of a risk to share and bare the heart, as opposed to, you know, the derriere! Swift is proof of that fact.
Speaking of skin, she spoke about not shedding hers with her albums and developing a thick one when it comes to dealing with media gossip about her.
"I'm not trying to shed my skin," America's country-pop crossover queen said about her musical evolution. "I'm trying to be a new version of the person I've been my whole life. That's what's held my fans and me together. For a group of millions, it's odd how close I feel to them."
Music is a tie that binds for Tay Tay and her Swifties. She is their poet laureate.
She is also careful about which online items she reads about herself because songwriters do not have the luxury of thick skins.
"I know when not to read an article," she explained, going on to reveal her formula for self-censoring. "Is it going to help my day? Is it important for my life? If the answer is no, then I just don't click ... I'm careful about getting sucked into the rabbit hole that is the Internet because, as a songwriter, I don't have the option of having thick skin. As a writer, you have to be open to everything, and that includes pain, rejection, self-doubt, fear. I deal with that enough on my own. If you look hard enough, you could find somebody on the Internet criticizing every single thing about you. If you're me."
Hey, T. Swizzle, if you clicked on this particular post, you'd know this. We lurve you!
T. Swizz didn't just talk skin -- showing it, shedding it and thickening it! She also talked about a favorite topic in her orbit -- dating.
She isn't a yeller. "Silence speaks so much louder than screaming tantrums," she explained. "Never give anyone an excuse to say that you're crazy." Kill 'em with kindness is the T. Swift credo.
Swift, whose last "real" relationship was with Harry Styles, despite dozens of rumors of possible paramours since, revealed how she handles the drama of dating.
"I think everyone should approach relationships from the perspective of playing it straight and giving someone the benefit of the doubt," she shared. "Until he establishes that this is a game. And if it's a game, you need to win. The best thing to do is just walk away from the table."
Know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, indeed.
In the video accompanying her cover, she celebrated the mag's 75th anniversary by revealing her favorite birthday party ever. She also pinpointed the fashion trend that will never die and the balance-driven beauty tip she believes in. She also talked her lack of regret.