Lady Gaga: Women Are ‘Fighting For Their Lives’ After Donald Trump’s Election
Women are fighting for their lives because of the leaked “Access Hollywood” tape where Donald Trump makes lewd comments, or at least that’s what Lady Gaga thinks.
In an essay published this week, the 30-year-old singer — who openly advocated for Hillary Clinton — said she was “depressed” and “hurt” by Trump’s comments.
“Here we were, in 2016, and the fact that the sort of language that was being used to talk about women was everywhere — on TV, in politics — was eye-opening,” Gaga wrote for Harper’s Bazaar. “I felt depressed and hurt by it because that’s what that kind of language does.”
“Then I watched our incredible first lady, Michelle Obama, talk in New Hampshire about how hurt she felt seeing it too. She talked about how women are often afraid to say anything because we’re worried that we will appear weak — that we’ll be told we’re being over-the-top, dramatic, emotional. But we’re not. We’re fighting for our lives”
“Being a lady today means being a fighter,” she added. (RELATED: Lady Gaga Wears Incredibly Short Shorts While Out In London)
“It means being a survivor. It means letting yourself be vulnerable and acknowledging your shame or that you’re sad or you’re angry. It takes great strength to do that.”
“Health, happiness, love — these are the things that are at the heart of a great lady, I think. That’s the kind of lady I want to be.”
“You know, I never thought I’d say this, but isn’t it time to take off the corsets? As someone who loves them, I think it’s time to take them off.” (RELATED: Lady Gaga Steps Out In Short Shorts And No Bra)