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In One Simple Tweet, Taylor Swift Shows Exactly Why We Need Feminism

06/20/2015 06:01 pm ET | Updated Jun 20, 2015
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Taylor Swift isn't going to let sexism slide.

The star took to Twitter on Saturday morning to call out OK! Magazine for a misleading headline and choice of descriptors that, she argues, point to just why feminism is so important today.

According to Bustle, the tweet came after OK! Magazine shared a link to an article from its Twitter account with the words: "Singer @taylorswift13 has made a 'pregnancy announcement'!" In the piece -- which describes how the singer helped a couple announce their pregnancy -- Swift is referred to as both "Harry Styles' ex-girlfriend" and "Calvin Harris' rumoured girlfriend."

For a quick explanation of everything wrong with those descriptors, OK! need only check out other inspiring pop star Ariana Grande's recent post decrying media's tendency to describe women solely in terms of their romantic entanglements.

"i am tired of living in a world where women are mostly referred to as a man's past, present or future PROPERTY/POSSESSION," she wrote. "I can't wait to live in a world where people are not valued by who they're dating/married to/attached to, having sex with (or not)/seen with, but by their value as an individual."

Props to Swift and Grande for sharing their feminist wisdom with the world.

  • At The 2014 Billboard Women In Music Luncheon
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    The laser-cut skirt is EVERYTHING.
  • At The 2014 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball
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    Gold and black are the colours for the holiday season. Of course, Tay is all over it.
  • At The 2014 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball
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    Tay looks festive in this black sequin two-piece.
  • In New York City
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    Prada bag? Check. Gorgeous oversized blue coat? Check. Perfect winter style? Check.
  • In New York City
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    That outfit is all about the plaid coat.
  • At The American Music Awards
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    A sleek and sexy Michael Kors gown is the quintessential minimalist dress.
  • In New York City
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    Tay took a cue from Blake Lively and rocked a gorgeous blanket coat.
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    Ok we need that sweater. Now.
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    Those tights, though!
  • At "Good Morning America"
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    She looks like a Faberge egg, in the best way of course.
  • At The We Can Survive Concert
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    High-waisted shorts have never looked so good.
  • At The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards
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    Only T Swizzle could get away with wearing a Mary Katrantzou onesie at the VMAs.
  • At "The Giver" Premiere
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    Simple elegance at its finest.
  • At The Teen Choice Awards
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    Tay keeps rocking two-pieces like it ain't no thang.
  • In New York City
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    We love everything about this peach ensemble. That loose t-shirt belongs in our wardrobe.
  • At The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
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    Angels? What angels? Tay stole the show in this lace number.
  • In New York City
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    Tay kills it in a floral jumpsuit and a dainty purse.
  • In New York City
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    Pastel separates will be huge next year.
  • At The Met Gala
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    Bringing the drama to the red carpet!
  • At The Academy of Country Music Awards
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    A thigh-high slit gives this monochrome ensemble a much-needed edge.
  • At The Vanity Fair Oscar Party
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    She could totally fit right in on "Dynasty."
  • At The Grammy Awards
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    One of our favourite looks of the year.
  • At The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show After Party
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    It's all about that leg.
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