5 Absolutely Outrageous Things Lena Dunham Has Said (So Far)
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In case you haven’t been staying up to date on the latest Twitter trends, Lena Dunham came under fire recently for coming out in support of a coworker on her show Girls who another coworker alleges raped her when she was only seventeen. Lena indicated did not believe this woman’s story. Of course, this is not the first time Lena Dunham has caused Twitter to go into an uproar, but it certainly was an uncomfortably ironic statement coming from a woman who preaches feminist ideology and liberal progressivism.
Can you imagine how Dunham, who says she herself has been the victim of sexual assault, would feel if one of her assailant’s coworkers released a public statement saying that he didn’t believe her story? The world immediately took Lena Dunham to task for her statement. She ultimately issued an apology for releasing her statement “at the wrong time.” Lena continued that “all women should be believed.” Whether the world lets this one slide or not, we can’t forget that Lena Dunham has been the mouthpiece for some pretty outrageous, upsetting, and ultimately disgusting quotes throughout the years. I’m not saying Lena Dunham doesn’t have the right to speak. I’m just saying I’m exercising my right to be concerned about her statements. Here are just some of the craziest.
“I deserved kisses. I deserved to be treated like a piece of meat but also respected for my intellect.”
No one “deserves” to be treated like a piece of meat, Lena. Stop glorifying the kind of mindset that contributes to a culture of sexual harassment and derogatory stereotypes of women. This quote came from her book Not That Girl and a chapter in which she lamented how sad her life was because her boyfriend didn’t want to sleep with her. Yes, that’s right, Ms. Modern Feminist wanted to be “treated like a piece of meat.” Go figure.
“As [Grace] grew, I took to bribing her for her time and affection: one dollar in quarters if I could do her makeup like a ‘motorcycle chick.’ Three pieces of candy if I could kiss her on the lips for five seconds. Whatever she wanted to watch on TV if she would just ‘relax on me.’ Basically, anything a sexual predator might to do woo a small suburban girl I was trying”
One of the biggest reasons I became a critic of Lena Dunham is that I read this horrific account in her own words about how she would molest her younger sister. There are more details in her book, but I don’t want to make you sick right here and right now, so you can look them up for yourself if you feel so compelled. Here, Lena Dunham self-identifies as a sexual predator. I can’t say I disagee with her categorization. Sibling or stranger, molestation is molestation. Lena Dunham is disgusting for doing it.
“Donald Trump became president and I stopped being able to eat food. …Try soul-crushing pain and devastation and hopelessness and you, too, will lose weight.’”
You can always count on Lena Dunham to trivialize pain and make light of eating disorders to get a few thousand retweets. Right after the election, Lena Dunham hopped on the “woe is me the world is falling apart” train. Lucky for her, it looks like her soul wasn’t crushed beyond repair. She’s continued to tweet and eat.
“I wanna restart my college radio show, Vagina Music. I believe there is a gaping need.”
Say it with me now: women are more than their genitals. Think of all the other names for a radio hour hosted by women for women. Just think of them. Then choose one. For the record, Dunham clarified that she only played music that men would call “the lesbian power collective,” whatever that is. Women are so much more than their genitals, and aggressively calling something female oriented as such is not only demeaning but ostracizing of women who don’t want to be associated with such labeling. No thanks, Lena.
“My 10 year old Godson just asked if you can have a wife and still be a misogynist. I was like “Oh yeah dude, for sure! In fact it helps!”
Alright, I’ve got a couple qualms with this one. First off, I’m calling BS on the fact that a 10-year-old knows what a misogynist is. Secondly, someone made Lena Dunham the god mother of their child? Thirdly, please tell me you’re kidding that you told a child who would likely believe everything out of your mouth something so ridiculous as this. Not every man is a misogynist, and certainly not every husband. Making such crazy generalizations really minimizes the problem with actual misogynists. Luckily, I don’t think this conversation actually took place, so I won’t be too worried today.
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Aryssa is a student at Yale University, where she enjoys worshiping the patriarchy, making sandwiches, and finding a husband. She loves wearing her FFL gear and documenting the horrific expressions that ensue for her scrapbook. When she is not being "oppressed" by the patriarchy, she enjoys Lilly Pulitzer and classic novels.
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