Taylor Swift is known for her empowering music videos and her most recent one – ‘The Man’ has left fans feeling more empowered than ever. A queen of feminine feminism, she doesn’t hold back to express her raw opinions and personal stories through a powerful depiction in her music videos.
Her newly released three-minute music video just reveals a woman walking in a sea of men, continually being stepped on and pushed. In an attempt to escape all the patriarchal chaos, she scales a building but gets kicked off just as soon as she reaches the top. Another woman is seen to be catching her, symbolizing the strength in solidarity. If you lend a careful ear to the lyrics, you can hear Swift’s frustration shining through this message. It feels like this video subtly mirrors her own experiences in the industry that one won't want to miss!
Swift belts outs, “I'm so sick of running as fast as I can / wondering if I'd get there quicker if I was a man. You know that I'm so sick of them coming out me again / ‘cause if I was a man then I'd the man / I'd be the man.” She explains the thought process behind this song to Billboard quoting, “It's really about re-training your own brain to be less critical of women when we are not criticizing men for the same things.” “I wanted to make it (this tune) catchy for a reason so that it would get stuck in people's heads, [so] they would end up with a song about gender inequality stuck in their heads. And for me, that's a good day,” Swift adds further about the video’s message.