Fainting Couch Feminists Episode Fifty-Two: Performative Vs. Productive Allyship: A Taylor Swift Deep-Dive

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Mica Lemiski

Mica basks in the afterglow of the Aly & AJ concert (which was amazing and a childhood fantasy come true) and launches into a discussion of allyship, activism, and our girl Taylor Swift, whose new music video, "You Need To Calm Down," has a lot of people wondering whether her allyship is authentic or a rainbow-coloured marketing strategy. Sure, Taylor's song is loudly anti-homophobic, which is great, but does she need to centre herself in the gay-rights narrative? Probably not.

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