Gaga Pens Powerful Essay On Women Vs Trump: “We’re Fighting For Our Lives”

Everyone has an opinion on Prez-elect Donald Trump, good or bad. But mostly bad.

Lady Gaga is the latest person to add her voice to the chorus, penning an essay on the difficulties of womanhood in which she expresses disgust that pussygate was passed off as “locker room talk”.
Writing for Harper’s Bazaar US, in a piece called ‘Portrait of a Lady’, she says that the leaked Access Hollywood tape made her think of the important female figures in her life – specifically her late Aunt Joanne, who experienced sexual abuse during her college years.

“I thought about Joanne as I was watching the news during the election about the scandal surrounding the Access Hollywood tape,” she writes. “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. I felt depressed and hurt by it because that’s what that kind of language does.”

For Gaga – who was a staunch Hillary Clinton supporter, performing alongside Bon Jovi at a midnight rally on the eve of the election – beautiful, eternal, can’t-be-replaced First Lady Michelle Obama is a source of light during these troubling times.

“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. It means being a survivor. It means letting yourself vulnerable and acknowledging your shame or that you’re sad or you’re angry. It takes great strength to do that.”
You can read her essay in full HERE.
Photo: Inez & Vinoodh.