While promoting her single "ME!" and her forthcoming album, Taylor Swift was asked a pretty sexist question by a German journalist. According to translations from USA Today, the journalist for the Deutsche Presse-Agentur asked the singer if, ahead of turning 30, she felt that she was at "kind of turning point in your life? Would you like to be a mother someday, have children?"
Swift wasn't having it. She replied, "I really do not think men are asked that question when they turn 30, so I'm not going to answer that now." We doubt her partner, Joe Alwyn, would have been asked such a thing.
But, though she could have stopped her answer at that (and made the journalist feel pretty guilty in the process), Swift continued, making the point that dividing up one's life by age markers feels pretty arbitrary.
"We are in our 20s looking to gain experience, try things out, fail, make mistakes," she said. "I definitely plan to try and fail [at] things in my 30s as well. But I expect that in our 30s, we feel a little better [about] who we are. The closer I get to it, the more I feel it happens."
Leave it to Swift to take a sexist question and turn it into a moment of self-reflection.