Taylor Swift is speaking out and crediting "Girls" star Lena Dunham for educating her on feminism. On Sunday, US Magazine shared about what Taylor had to say. This was all in an interview for Britain's The Guardian. Taylor had great things to say about Lena.
She spoke out saying, "As a teenager, I didn’t understand that saying you’re a feminist is just saying that you hope women and men will have equal rights and equal opportunities. What it seemed to me, the way it was phrased in culture, society, was that you hate men. Becoming friends with Lena — without her preaching to me, but just seeing why she believes what she believes, why she says what she says, why she stands for what she stands for — has made me realize that I’ve been taking a feminist stance without actually saying so.”
These two have become great friends and Taylor Swift has learned a lot from Lena Dunham. It is a friendship you might not see coming, but has worked for these two. Lena even replied to what Taylor had to say about it.
"Applause for @taylorswift13's spot on definition of feminism (and NOT because she mentions me).Taylor recognizes that at its core it's not about radicalism or rage, but equality. Her willingness to own the term means much to many. She's been my feminist role model for a long time. And I cannot f--king wait for her VMA performance. When someone grows, changes and shows their vulnerability and evolution publicly... That's a gift they give to us that we should honor."
Hopefully other people can learn from Lena as well. Taylor now understands feminism because of her.