Originally Posted by vaticanplum
Most of all, I find her message, the stories in her songs, and the general persona to be offensive, I really do. The fact that anyone could consider her a role model for young women is something I find borderline abhorrent.
I've always enjoyed your perspective on things, so I'm asking out of genuine curiosity as the dad of a daughter. Obviously, being a 40something-year-old man instead of a tween girl, Swift's music does nothing for me. But I don't find it, or her, offensive in the slightest. Overly dramatic, maybe, but that's pretty much standard issue in a demographic that (to steal a line) emotes for a living. Who do you consider a role model for young women, musically speaking? And by that, I mean role models for normal teenage girls who are going to go through life at normal speed and can't skip straight to being 25. What is it about those artists that appeals to you? Did you like them when you were that age or is it a situation where they are the artists you wished you had
listened to at that age?