Will Taylor Swift's trial put her brand of feminism back on track?

Will Taylor Swift's trial put her brand of feminism back on track?
From Global News - August 17, 2017

Taylor Swifts recent sexual assault trial, in which she countersued a Denver DJ who attempted to sue her for $3 million on the grounds that she ruined his career with allegations of groping, could help put the pop stars brand of feminism back on track.

Much has been made of the Bad Blood singers testimony, which was unrelenting in its description of events and staunchly unapologetic, characterized by statements like, He had a handful of my ass. I know it was him, and it was a definite grab. It has allowed her to regain some media ground lost in her days of #squadgoals.

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In speaking out about sexual assault and encouraging other women and girls to do the sameSwift has, at last, done something truly feminist, Claire Cohen wrote in The Independent.

Right now, Im pretty much giving Taylors testimony a standing ovation from my desk, BuzzFeeds Lauren Yapalater said.

It might be the statement the pop star made after winning the trial, however, thats receiving the most praise for its self-awareness.

After the verdict was announced, Swift said in a statement:I acknowledge the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending myself in a trial like this. My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard. Therefore, I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves.

It was this moment of self-awareness a rarity among the rich and famous that clinched her reputation for many.

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