Billie Eilish recently sat down for an interview with British Vogue, in which she discussed a range of topics, including her track ‘Your Power’, a song which is focused on an abusive relationship between an older person and a minor.
During the interview, Eilish spoke on the fact that it’s far from uncommon to have had a bad sexual experience in their lifetime, regardless of gender or who you are, as reported by The Guardian.
She said, “The song is really not about one person. You might think, ‘it’s because she’s in the music industry’, no dude. It’s everywhere. I don’t know one girl or woman who hasn’t had a weird experience or a really bad experience. And men too – young boys are taken advantage of constantly.”
Eilish continued, “It doesn’t matter who you are, what your life is, your situation, who you surround yourself with, how strong you are, how smart you are. You can always be taken advantage of.”
“That’s a big problem in the world of domestic abuse or statutory rape – girls that were very confident and strong-willed finding themselves in situations where they’re like, ‘Oh my god, I’m the victim here?’ And it’s so embarrassing and humiliating and demoralising to be in that position of thinking you know so much and then you realise, I’m being abused right now.”
Eilish also spoke on the agency of doing and wearing what you want, no matter what anyone says. “Showing your body and showing your skin – or not – should not take away any respect from you.”
She continued, “It’s all about what makes you feel good. If you want to get surgery, go get surgery. If you want to wear a dress that somebody thinks that you look too big wearing, fuck it. If you feel like you look good, you look good.”
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