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Taylor Swift an 'obnoxious Nazi Barbie', writes Camille Paglia | Music | The Guardian
Feminist writer says singer – with her ‘girl squad’ – perpetuates elitism and reminds her of ‘fascist blondes’ of her youth. Camille Paglia has written a scathing critique of Taylor Swift, referring to the singer as an “obnoxious Nazi Barbie” whose “twinkly persona is such a scary flashback to the fascist blondes who ruled the social scene during my youth”. Paglia, known for seminal feminist works such as Sexual Personae, criticised the singer for perpetuating elitism and undermining female empowerment by surrounding herself with a group of girls who were simply “performance props”. Swift is known as the ringleader of a sisterhood of actors, models and singers, such as Selena Gomez, Lena Dunham, Cara Delevingne and Karlie Kloss, who Swift often refers to as her “girl squad”. Many joined the singer on stage during her tour for her latest album, 1989. Paglia, 68, condemned this as “exhibitionist overkill” by the singer.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
'I threw up twice': Rita Ora on her Oscars ordeal, the X Factor and new music - BBC News
[ difficult path to travel on, on the one - a nearly topless cover photo for our new album vs just interviews without pictures ... you are pushed in co-opting with the male (white patriarchy) engineered misogynist machinery that calls the shots ] She's thrilled that fellow pop star Ariana Grande wrote an open letter demanding that women be valued for their accomplishments instead of "who they're dating / married to / attached to, having sex with (or not)." "It's good she wrote that," Ora enthuses. "I feel like I should have done it too but, for some reason, I kept it to myself. I guess that's one of the reasons why Ariana felt she had to do it. "It made me think 'do you know what? I'm going to speak out about that too, because I suffer from it as well.'" Accordingly, the big theme of Ora's album "female empowerment and sticking together". "People will be like, 'Wow, she actually spoke about that.' "I want it to have a meaning." // &! bit.ly/1GR3xU7 "how we look or our age"
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july 2015 by asterisk2a

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