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Pop singer Billie Eilish rose to fame as a teenager, and in a recent interview with Variety, the 21-year-old opened up about being sexualized at such a young age. She described it by saying, “Being a woman is just such a war, forever. Especially being a young woman in the public eye. It’s really unfair.” Eilish also spoke about her body type, opening up about being sexualized and objectified, which resulted in her wearing mainly baggy clothes. “Nobody ever says a thing about men’s bodies,” she told the magazine. “If you’re muscular, cool; if you’re not, cool. If you’re rail thin, cool. If you have a dad bod, cool. If you’re pudgy, love it! Everybody’s happy with it. You know why? Because girls are nice. They don’t give a [expletive] because we see people for who they are!”

Eilish rose to fame at the age of 13 after her SoundCloud song "Ocean Eyes," went viral. She recalled how she felt when she first started to gain popularity and the first questions people had for her were about her dating life, sexual orientation and her physical appearance. She said she remembered feeling "weird and upset." “[I] didn’t want people to have access to my body, even visually,” she said. “I wasn’t strong enough and secure enough to show it. If I had shown it at that time, I would have been completely devastated if people had said anything.” The singer-songwriter continued by saying, “I’ve never felt like a woman, to be honest with you. I’ve never felt desirable. I’ve never felt feminine. I have to convince myself that I’m, like, a pretty girl.”

She opened up about her relationship with women, and womanhood in general saying, “I’ve never really felt like I could relate to girls very well. I love them so much. I love them as people. I’m attracted to them as people." She continued, “I have deep connections with women in my life, the friends in my life, the family in my life. I’m physically attracted to them. But I’m also so intimidated by them and their beauty and their presence.” Her recent hit song "What Was I Made For?" was featured in the Barbie movie that came out earlier this year, which was a movie centered around womanhood and female relationships. The song went viral on TikTok, creating a trend where TikTok users would create video collages to the song where they shared their experiences with girlhood. Eilish spoke about the impact the song had on her and on other girls by saying, “It was so moving. It was so, so touching. I feel like I helped bring people together, and it felt so special. I wasn’t expecting to have women around the world feel connected.”

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