On this month's cover of Vogue, Taylor Swift looks like a completely different person; her eyebrows are barely there, she's rocking shaggy, platinum hair, and her style is more "edgy and editorial" than "all-American pop icon." It's a look that's completely new for the "Wildest Dreams" singer and, as is usually the case when a female celeb makes any physically noticeable change, it's caused quite a stir on the interwebs.
Honestly - can we not? Every time a famous woman switches up her look for a magazine cover, it becomes a virtual circus with everyone and their mom weighing in on whether or not she looked better before. Placing so much importance on Taylor's hair or style is a prime example of the rampant sexism female artists have to contend with - not just within the industry, but at the hands of the public as well.
Here's a short list of the amazing things Taylor Swift has achieved at only 26 years-old: she's won 10 Grammys, has sold literally millions of albums, and has maintained her place in the spotlight over the last--oh, I don't know--10 years or so. With a list of accomplishments like that under her belt, why are we focusing on her hair, again?