Taylor Swift calls out sexist double standards that she’s ‘sick of’ on new album
Ladies, if you're on the look out for a catchy new girl power, feminist anthem, then Taylor Swift might have just the thing for you.
Her seventh studio album Lover dropped today (August 23) and on it is a particularly interesting track called The Man.
The three-minute, 10 second song sees the 29-year-old singer admit that she's "sick" of sexist double standards in the media, which often see successful men being labelled "ballers" but successful women dragged and branded "b****es".
Similarly, the second verse examines how her career has been viewed and how things would be very different if she was a man.
Lyrics include: "They'd say I hustled, put in the work, they wouldn't shake their heads and question how much of this I deserve.
"What I was wearing, if I was rude, could all be separated from my good ideas and power moves."
Swift then goes on to name drop Leonardo DiCaprio as an example of the sexist double standards she's on about.
"And they would toast to me, oh, let the players play, I'd be just like Leo in Saint-Tropez."
Swift has recently been more open about sharing her views on controversial subjects – from standing up for LGBT+ rights and wading into political debates.
Just today, The Guardian revealed she felt "really remorseful" for not speaking out about these important topics earlier, but after her very public argument with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian in 2016, she couldn't handle being in the public eye – and for the sake of her mental health, she knew she had to keep her thoughts to herself.
In the interview, she also says that she's pro-choice, had would have backed Hilary Clinton for President in the 2016 elections and pledged to do "everything [she] can" ahead of the 2020 vote.
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