Taylor Swift is targeting the patriarchy in her newest music video. In the video for “The Man,” Swift’s fourth music video from her Lover album, the 30 year-old singer does some gender bending to portray a man who is the epitome of toxic masculinity.
There are already posts on Twitter deciphering the music video for Easter eggs and other references:
Taylor Swift more than shaded Scooter buying her masters, she put it on display bluntly.
All her albums spray painted next to a missing poster sign? Next to a ban Scooters sign? She’s not letting men walk all over her and manipulate her anymore. She did THAT. #TheManMusicVideo pic.twitter.com/cWdeb9EYsJ
— Ben (@ts7track3) February 27, 2020
— #BLM (@cantaloupe29) February 27, 2020
Serena was criticised for her reaction at the US Open final, even though men who've reacted worse in the past were just called "passionate"
Taylor including this in the video for "The Man" while literally singing "If I was a man, then I'd be the man" whew pic.twitter.com/0KDIVyEhEW
— notagainben (@NotAgainBen) February 27, 2020
Swift also tweeted a special thank you to The Rock for his “role” in the video:
Just sitting here pondering how happy I am that The Man music video is OUT. I want to say thank you to so many people- Gotta thank @TheRock for voicing The Man and for being so supportive of my music for years (and now my directorial debut!)- pic.twitter.com/6G9G21Lw8J
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) February 27, 2020
What do think of Taylor Swift’s music video for “The Man?”