Taylor Swift Tops 'Maxim' Hot 100: "Misogyny Is Ingrained in People"

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"Feminism is probably the most important movement that you could embrace."

Taylor Swift is on the new cover of Maxim as she tops the magazine's Hot 100 list. In her interview, the singer talks about why she's become more vocal on the topic of feminism.

"Misogyny is ingrained in people from the time they are born," said Swift. "So to me, feminism is probably the most important movement that you could embrace, because it's just basically another word for equality."

She explained why feminism has become increasingly important to her as she gets older. "Honestly, I didn’t have an accurate definition of feminism when I was younger. 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."

"I didn’t see myself being held back until I was a woman," said Swift. "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," she told the magazine.

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