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Taylor Swift is swinging back at her critics in a lengthy new interview for Time magazine. 

Gracing the cover with a close-up shot and a caption reading "The Power of Taylor Swift," the superstar has a bone to pick with those who question the authenticity of her songwriting, saying "we all know it's a feminist issue." She says it's "pretty obvious to [her]" that there's a double-standard, and that even if the public does believe she writes her own songs, she's perceived as "irrational and overemotional." 

She adds that it's a problem male songwriters, like her pal Ed Sheeran, don't ever face.  When asked about her female role models in music, Taylor says she hasn't been able to find anyone "who's had the same career trajectory," but admires women like "SVU" actress Mariska Hargitay and the "Barefoot Contessa" Ina Garten. 

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