Taylor Swift Lands 'Maxim' Cover, Explains Why Feminism Is the Most Important Movement

by Antoinette Bueno 8:34 AM PDT, May 18, 2015
Playing Taylor Swift Lands 'Maxim' Cover, Explains Why Feminism Is the Most Important Movement

Taylor Swift can't be stopped!

After cleaning up at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night, the 25-year-old "Bad Blood" singer just landed the coveted number one spot on Maxim's "Hot List." Rocking a wet hair look, strong brunette brows and a black mesh top, Taylor appears to be aiming for a more high-fashion look than the usual sexy Maxim pics fans have come to expect.

Photo: Maxim Magazine
Photo: Maxim Magazine

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Taylor is "deeply unconcerned with whether or not you consider her attractive, which of course only makes her more so," the men's magazine notes. In the accompanying Q&A, the superstar says her amazing year has been her "favorite year of [her] life so far,” and dishes about how she has time for her famously large posse of gal pals.

"You have to have time to breathe and have a happy life, and friendships are so important to me," she explains. "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."

Speaking of her female friendships, Taylor also explains why she's been more vocal about feminism recently. She points out the double standards when it comes to how others judge her intensely personal music, which often revolves around her famous relationships.

"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," she says bluntly. "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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Check out the video below to see Taylor and her new beau, DJ/producer Calvin Harris, on a romantic date night earlier this month.