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Up on today’s Problematic Women — Musician Damon Albarn says Taylor Swift does not write her own songs. Swift is firing back. Plus, mask mandates in schools are driving parents to take action and fight for freedom. And a biological male who identifies as transsexual is standing up for women’s right to fairness in sports. And as always, we crown our “Problematic Woman of the Week!”
Why are so many cities adopting vaccine passports? Washington, D.C. is the latest to do so but some conservative lawmakers are pushing back. Plus: Reese Witherspoon’s daughter, Ava, says “gender is whatever.” And you may have noticed that the shelves are pretty empty at your local grocery store. We’ll explain why on today’s edition of “Problematic Women.”
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, states like Florida have received a lot of criticism from the political left for not requiring endless masking or imposing stringent lockdowns. Yet Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says, “If I had a dollar for every lockdown politician who decided to escape to Florida over the last two years, I’d be a pretty doggone wealthy man.”
In his classic work “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” C.S. Lewis paints a picture of Narnia under the rule of the White Witch as a place where it is “always winter, but never Christmas.” Lewis used the imagery to describe the world under the influence of sin and death, but the analogy also proves a fitting description for nations struggling under communist rule.
Pop singer Taylor Swift is shaking up the music industry with her rerecorded version of “Red (Taylor’s Version).” The 11-time Grammy award-winning artist is rerecording her music in order to own the rights to her songs. Shamrock Capital Advisors, an investment firm in Los Angeles, currently owns the rights to Swift’s original albums.
The original “Red” album was first released in 2012 and features hits such as “22” and “I Knew You Were Trouble.” Re-creating her music is somewhat of a novel idea and has fans wondering whether other artists will follow Swift’s lead and rerecord their own music for the sake of ownership rights.
In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, dating apps saw a surge in usage. In March 2020, Dating.com reported online dating was up 82%. Forbes reports that from March to May 2020, OkCupid saw dates increase by 700%.
With more people using platforms such as Zoom or Bubble video calls to go on first dates, the question remains: Has dating changed forever?