Billie Eilish spoke about abuse and sexual misbehavior in her wide-ranging interview with British Vogue for its June cover story.
Eilish spoke about her new single, "Your Power," the lyrics of which are an address to an abusive, older man.
"It's an open letter to people who take advantage – mostly men," Eilish told Vogue, adding that this was an issue that affected everyone, not just young women in the music industry.
"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."
"I really think the bottom line is, men are very weak," she says. "I think it's just so easy for them to lose it. 'You expect a dude not to grab you if you're wearing that dress?' Seriously, you're that weak? Come on! Go masturbate!"
She added: "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 demoralizing to be in that position of thinking you know so much and then you realize, I'm being abused right now."
Eilish made headlines for debuting a new style in the Vogue issue, officially unveiling her new blonde hair in lieu of her iconic green locks, and wearing a mixture of corsets, lingerie, and latex instead of her trademark baggy clothing.
Eilish, who has been a vocal proponent of body positivity, and spoken often about the way her body is scrutinized in the media, said: "Showing your body and showing your skin – or not – should not take away any respect from you," she said. "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, f--- it. If you feel like you look good, you look good."
In a video for Vanity Fair last fall, Eilish addressed comments calling her "fat" after she was photographed wearing a tank top. "Everyone's like, 'Damn, Billie got fat!'" she said in a mocking tone. "And I'm like, 'Nope, this is just how I look! You've just never seen it before!'"
Eilish encouraged fans to "normalize real bodies" and said she loved that young people could relate to her and tell her that she made them feel comfortable in their bodies: "If I can do anything, I wanna do that."