Since then, I’ve been
patiently waiting freaking out over the release of her first album. Well, my new favorite pop star released her first studio album, Pure Heroine, on September 27, 2013. I’ve been listening to it literally nonstop. I’m listening to it right now.
Anyway, as if I didn’t love her enough, homegirl dropped some serious wisdom in a recent interview with Metro Arts Auckland. Specifically, she dropped some wisdom on feminism and more specifically, on why Taylor Swift isn’t a great role model.
“Absolutely. Wholeheartedly,’ she says. ‘I think women who say, ‘No, I’m not a feminist — I love men,’ I think that is just… You don’t know what it means. You think it means that, ‘I don’t shave under my arms, I burn my bras. F— men!’ How could you be so uneducated, and so unwilling to learn about something which is so important to you?”
We’ve been trying to tell y’all this forever! Feminism is not about hating men or about not wearing a bra (even though sometimes they’re the worst). It’s about equality of all humans, no matter what your gender is. Props to Lorde, who’s birth name is Ella Yelich-O’Connor, for saying what everyone is so afraid to say: that it’s ignorant to not know what feminism really means.
At just sixteen, Lorde is incredibly self-aware and calculated. She isn’t even hugely famous yet and understands that no matter what, people look up to you when you’re a celebrity. I find that very refreshing.
“Taylor Swift is so flawless, and so unattainable, and I don’t think it’s breeding anything good in young girls. ‘I’m never going to be like Taylor Swift, why can’t I be as pretty as Lorde?’ That’s f—ing bull—,”
THANK YOU. Do I think Taylor Swift is a talented songwriter? Yes. Do I think she refuses to take responsibility for anything? Also yes. T-Swizz has made a living off being the victim, off having every guy she encounters somehow break her heart. Realistically, she uses guys just as much as she claims they use her. She’s made a career out of being immature as we’ve seen her mock her exes over and over. And that’s just not healthy.
I think it’s awesome to see a girl who’s sixteen recognize that. Lorde also recognizes that Taylor Swift and other artists perpetuate the idea that you can’t live without a man, quoting Lana del Ray’s Born To Die, “‘I will love you till the end of time/ I will wait a million years’. A lyric Ella quotes with disgust.”
Love is important and a big part of our lives, but there is this idea in music and society that you will fail or fall apart without a guy in your life. It’s not true! The sooner women acknowledge that, the better. You do not need someone else to make you who you are.
With her amazing music and awesome outlook on life, Lorde is officially on my “Stars To Watch” list. Fortunately, I don’t think she’s going anywhere.
Have you heard of Lorde? What do you think of her? What do you think about her comments? Tell us in the comments!