EXCERPT FROM RADIO INTERVIEW IN USA WITH CHRISTINE M KNIGHT
HOST: Recently, Taylor Swift said she looks to no one – at least in her own industry – as a role model. During Time magazine interview, she wondered with open embarrassment what her grandchildren would think if she behaved public more like her peers, such as Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus, exposing herself and selling her image through her body. What are your thoughts on this?
CHRISTINE: Taylor Swift has a point. Girls and women mirror what they admire and adopt the values of their role models. I always keep this in mind as a storyteller as I explore the many roles women play throughout their lives, their choices, and assumptions that shape how they behave.
We live in an era that is intolerant of diversity among women, an era where being sexy is more important than anything else. Such objectification supports a culture of misogyny, sexual harassment and violence i1n the workplace and in public. We need to see and hear about strong, confident and inspirational women from all walks of life.
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