Taylor Swift Refuses to Answer ‘Sexist’ Question – Forgets Biology Is a Thing

A conservative pundit criticized pop star Taylor Swift on Tuesday for refusing to answer a German reporter’s question because it allegedly wouldn’t have been asked of a man. 

An unnamed interviewer for Germany’s Deutsche Presse-Agentur probed Swift, who turns 30 in December, on whether she is reaching a “kind of turning point” in her life and if she would “like to be a mother someday, have children?”

Swift fired back by suggesting that the question was sexist.

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“I really do not think men are asked that question when they turn 30,” she said. “So I’m not going to answer that now.”

The “Blank Space” singer – who often speaks the language of feminist empowerment – addressed the subject of women’s aging, and patriarchal society’s supposedly oppressive reaction to it, in a March essay for Elle.

“I’ve learned that society is constantly sending very loud messages to women that exhibiting the physical signs of aging is the worst thing that can happen to us,” wrote Swift, who counts feminist icon Lena Dunham as a friend. “These messages tell women that we aren’t allowed to age. It’s an impossible standard to meet.”

Taylor Swift feminist backlash

Swift’s comments were cheered by feminists on social media and in the press.

But they inspired Suzanne Venker, a Washington Examiner contributor and skeptic of feminism, to expound on “feminism’s harmful influence on millennials” in a Tuesday op-ed.

Venker opined that while Swift is “entitled to dodge the question,” the reason the pop star gave for doing so spoke “volumes.”

“Here’s a newsflash for Swift and other young women who didn’t get the memo: No one asks men that same question because men don’t have a biological clock. Women do,” Venker wrote.

“I know you’ve grown up believing since the day you were born that men and women are, or should be, sexual equals and should thus be treated as identical beings,” she added. “But sexual equality is a bogus mission (which you will see in time if you ever do have children, for it is then that sex differences become glaringly obvious) because it’s inextricably tethered to a progressive political movement that has no basis in reality.”

Venker averred that she “can’t think of any greater proof that women have, in fact, been bamboozled by feminism than this latest comment by Swift.”

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