“Take the power back”, Lady Gaga on Sexual Assault!


The 25th ELLE Annual Women awards will be remembered for long, not for the awards but for the speech of Pop Icon Lady Gaga. At Elle Women in Hollywood, Lady Gaga steal the show and with her words ‘take the power back’. During her speech, the A Star is Born lead explained opting for a ‘stripped-down’ power suit inspired her. She with motivation said that being a sexual assault survivor by someone in the entertainment industry, and still not brave enough to say his name. Today, I decided, I wanted to take the power back. Today I wear the pants.

It is a different look to the stand-out old-Hollywood glamour gowns Lady Gaga has worn throughout the film’s press tour For lady Gaga, the suit was not only symbolic way to “take the power back” over her own sexual assault and mental health.

The Revealing

She opened up about her sexual assault, mental illness, and an appeal for women to lift up each other’s voices and “beckon the world towards kindness.” “I wanted to take the power back,” she said that I asked myself many times, what a really women means in the Hollywood?  She further said that we are not just objects to entertain the world.

As Lady Gaga continued to speak for 24 minutes, she further elaborated her views. She argued, “We are not members of a giant beauty pageant meant to be pit against one another for the pleasure of the public”.  According to we are not just women in Hollywood, we are voice and we should stick together. Gaga elaborated, “We have deep thoughts and ideas and beliefs and values about the world and we have the power to speak and be heard and fight back when we are silenced.”

During the Award show, Lady Gaga dressed in men’s suite, suggested that wear pants. We all should protect each other in this industry. She herself had been through sexual assault and mental illness when she was 19. For her let’s end this assault and illness from our industry.