Taylor Swift to Maxim: Feminism Is 'Just Another Word For Equality'

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New year, new awards, and now, new magazine covers: Taylor Swift is covering Maxim, of all things, ranking No. 1 on their Hot List.

In the accompanying Q&A, Swift discussed plans for her world tour, as well as how she keeps up all those famous friendships that the Internet keeps talking about.

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"Ten years into my career now, I've learned how to work in a smarter way," she shared. "You have to have time to breathe and have a happy life, and friendships are so important to me. Thankfully -- thanks to the fans -- now we get to play stadiums, so we do two or three stadium shows a week. I'll see my friends in whichever city I'm closer to."

Interestingly for the publication, Swift also discussed how she's become more outspoken about her feminist beliefs. "Honestly, I didn't have an accurate definition of feminism when I was younger," she explained to the magazine. "I didn't quite see all the ways that feminism is vital to growing up in the world we live in. I think that when I used to say, 'Oh, feminism's not really on my radar,' it was because when I was just seen as a kid, I wasn't as threatening.

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"I didn't see myself being held back until I was a woman. Or the double standards in headlines, the double standards in the way stories are told, the double standards in the way things are perceived. A man writing about his feelings from a vulnerable place is brave; a woman writing about her feelings from a vulnerable place is oversharing or whining. Misogyny is ingrained in people from the time they are born. So to me, feminism is probably the most important movement that you could embrace, because it's just basically another word for equality."

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Preach, Taylor. 


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