Lena Dunham, the actress, producer, writer, and voice of her generation is getting new hate from an unexpected source. According to a Sunday story in Variety, she is getting all sorts of grief from her fellow millennials for supporting Hillary Clinton and not Bernie Sanders. Dunham, who famously suggested that voting for Barack Obama was as moving an experience as the first time having sex, is supporting Clinton based on the idea that she is a feminist icon. In other words, Dunham is invoking her gender and not her youth in which candidate she supports. As a result, she is getting a taste of how hard the left can dish out hate a vitriol.
“’I have received more hostility for voting for a qualified female candidate than I have ever received anywhere from the American right wing,’ she said at a Clinton campaign event at NeueHouse in Hollywood.
“’The fact that other members of the Democratic Party have spoken to me like I was an ill informed child for voting for someone who represents everything I think this country should be is outrageous.’”
Someone actually suggested that Bernie Sanders, who once suggested that women secretly fantasize about being raped and opined the cervical cancer results from a paucity of orgasms, has done more for feminism than Clinton has ever accomplished. The proposition is arguable since neither candidate has accomplished much of anything.
It should be noted that the reason Lena Dunham is famous is because she is the purveyor of an HBO TV series called “Girls” which she also stars in. P.J. O’Rourke described it thus:
“The young people in Girls are miserable, peevish, depressed, hate their bodies, themselves, their life, and each other. They occupy apartments with the size and charm of the janitor’s closet, shared by The Abominable Roommate. They dress in clothing from the flophouse lost-and-found and are groomed with a hacksaw and gravel rake. They are tattooed all over with things that don’t even look like things the way an anchor or a mermaid or a heart inscribed ‘Mom’ does, and they’re only a few years older than my daughters.
“The characters in Girls take drugs. They ‘hook up’ in a manner that makes the casual sex of the 1960s seem like an arranged marriage in Oman. And they drink and they vomit and they drink and they vomit and they drink and they vomit.”
She also published a memoir in which she confessed to molesting her baby sister and told a likely false story of being raped by a Republican while in college. In short, she is just the sort of person that any sensible presidential candidate should stay away from.