…who are excoriating rival pop diva Taylor Swift for her “silence” on partisan politics: In other words, Swift hasn’t gifted us with her denunciation of the president like most of our other moral role models in the entertainment industry. (…)
For example, not many middle school girls in these days of obesity and “the changing face of America” can realistically expect to ever be as skinny and fair as Swift, while more can aspire to look sort of like Beyoncé. Thus, if Beyoncé bests Swift in the battle for society’s admiration, there is hope, the thinking goes, that boys will think you are pretty. (…)
In reality, of course, boys who care a lot about Beyoncé versus Taylor Swift don’t like girls.