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While Taylor Swift is the lightest and airiest of stars, she also is powerful enough in her own right to be in control of her own maturation, even though the media consistently tries to characterize her as desperate or silly because of her dating history. Her desire to take control of her own image has likely helped retain her fans who might find more in common with her than with people like Miley or even Katy Perry (despite Perry’s occasional forays into the inspirational power ballad). Yes, you are a firework, Katy, but that mostly seems like bullshit. And maybe to an extent, the music industry will take notice that young women are often the best judges of what is an authentic trajectory of maturity because even if Swift’s image is heavily controlled, there seems to be considerable evidence that she is doing much of the controlling.