By Megan Daley
Updated May 18, 2015 at 10:33 PM EDT
Credit: Maxim

Taylor Swift is having a great week.

The 1989 singer walked away with eight trophies at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night following the premiere of the star-studded music video for “Bad Blood.” Now, Maxim is honoring Swift with the top spot on its Hot 100 list, calling her the “world’s most relevant and intriguing woman.”

During the interview, Swift confessed this past year was her “favorite year” so far, putting out an album that was “exactly” what she wanted. The 25-year-old also reflected on what she’s learned about feminism in the entertainment industry, saying the idea hadn’t really been on her “radar” until more recently.

“Honestly, I didn’t have an accurate definition of feminism when I was younger. I didn’t quite see all the ways that feminism is vital to growing up in the world we live in,” Swift told Maxim. “I didn’t see myself being held back until I was a woman. Or the double standards in headlines, the double standards in the way stories are told, the double standards in the way things are perceived. A man writing about his feelings from a vulnerable place is brave; a woman writing about her feelings from a vulnerable place is oversharing or whining. Misogyny is ingrained in people from the time they are born. So to me, feminism is probably the most important movement that you could embrace, because it’s just basically another word for equality.”

For the full interview, head on over to Maxim.