I’ve had my ups and downs as your fan. Your music is catchy as hell and does what it sets out to do incredibly well. You are doing really interesting and awesome things for your fans. You are making money. You are living alone in New York. You have cats. I imagine, like the rest of your fan base, that we could be friends.
When you refused to declare yourself a feminist, I was upset. I thought, “here is another influencer of young girls who is feeding into the bogus idea that feminism is toxic.” I thought, “like your stuff, but I’m out.” You can say it was a low-point in my fandom.
Then you came around. I really admired the ways you discussed your journey as a feminist. I admired that you weren’t afraid to say you had misunderstood. It is hard to be a feminist. It is especially hard to be a feminist when there’s so much misunderstanding surrounding the cause. I was proud to be your fan again because I felt that you honestly portrayed a stage that many young women go through. You could call this a high-point in my fandom.
However, recently there has been a feud. Continue reading