Taylor Swift Needed A Feminist Friend

August 29, 2014 7:41 PM

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Last Friday, Taylor Swift, a pop star known for her many Instagram-worthy lady BFFs (and her woefully uninformed understanding of the feminist movement), credited fellow celebrity feminist -- and close friend -- Lena Dunham with ushering in her recent feminist awakening.

Swift told The Guardian that as a teenager, she didn't understand what "feminist" really meant. (For those still in that boat, it's the belief in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes.) But her friendship with Dunham signaled a turning point. "Becoming friends with Lena -- without...

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