Girls are trained to say, ‘I wrote this, but it’s probably really stupid.’ Well, no, you wouldn’t write a novel if you thought it was really stupid. Men are much more comfortable going, ‘I wrote this book because I have a unique perspective that the world needs to hear.’ Girls are taught from the age of seven that if you get a compliment, you don’t go, ‘Thank you’, you go, ‘No, you’re insane.’
Lena Dunham, in an interview with The Guardian (x)

Loud & Proud: Lena Dunham »

yourfaveisproblematic:

(With help from anerdyfeminist, mexicanprincessbrienne, strange-cares, and alyceislostinwonderland)

nightfallsforisaac:

dagseoul:

more—than—me:

Well done Sunday Times, you decided to write a spread on Feminism and successfully included all the problematic white cis feminists who parade around ruining feminism for the rest of us. Lena Dunham, and her lack of PoC in “Girls” as well as her problematic, racist, Orientalist travel diaries soon to be published as a book; Hadley Freeman, who shames women like Beyonce for being happy enough with their bodies to pose/wear little clothing (and thus, Beyonce is not allowed call herself a feminist!?); the Vagenda for dismissing intersectionality because it’s ~too hard~, for always sticking up for Moran, and this lovely quote, ignoring all the feminist efforts by WoC, “feminism is, and to an extent always has been, a white, middle class movement”; and Caitlin Moran, possibly the biggest douche EVER, who’s slut-shamed, victim-blamed, “literally could not give a shit” about the lack of PoC in Lena’s “Girls” and never, ever, EVER owns up or apologises for her mistakes.

Yep, a really fantastic load of feminists you have there, and of course, there was obviously no space to feature any feminists of colour right (or feminists with worthwhile, non-problematic, intersectional points of view…?)

social justice identitarians love branding themselves, don’t they? reactionary whiteness is terribly trend aware.

are you kidding me with that vagenda bullshit? intersectional feminism or no feminism, i say.

Redefining Body Image: tuileries: Lena Dunham veiled herself as a joke about... »

tuileries:

  1. Lena Dunham veiled herself as a joke about “fundamentalists” and tweeted a photo. In one weak apology, she asked if this was “a bad time” (because it happened right after the shootings at the Oak Creek gurudwara).

  2. In another weak apology, she apologized if people…

danieldaylewis:

Lena Dunham photographed by Ruven Afanador for Entertainment Weekly

brashblacknonbeliever:

native-detroiter:

wretchedoftheearth:

icanttellyouwhotobe:

thewhitemankilledthetruth:

likestepsonthemoon:

cresscross:



Glover’s character, Sandy, is described as “a handsome black Republican” who’s dating Lena Dunham’s Hannah and who, at one point, calls her out on her “knowledge of race and its ramifications.” This reportedly inspires Dunham to respond with a “self-righteous, defensive rant” that also includes a Missy Elliott lyric.


whhhhhhhhhhhhhhy

it’s even worse than i thought 

…..

HOW ABOUT NOT

I just spit out my popcorn because really this sounded too fake and horrible to be true. Lena Dunham is the worst


Ugh of course

Any more questions as to why I can’t stand this woman????

brashblacknonbeliever:

native-detroiter:

wretchedoftheearth:

icanttellyouwhotobe:

thewhitemankilledthetruth:

likestepsonthemoon:

cresscross:

Glover’s character, Sandy, is described as “a handsome black Republican” who’s dating Lena Dunham’s Hannah and who, at one point, calls her out on her “knowledge of race and its ramifications.” This reportedly inspires Dunham to respond with a “self-righteous, defensive rant” that also includes a Missy Elliott lyric.

whhhhhhhhhhhhhhy

it’s even worse than i thought 

…..

HOW ABOUT NOT

I just spit out my popcorn because really this sounded too fake and horrible to be true. Lena Dunham is the worst

Ugh of course

Any more questions as to why I can’t stand this woman????

fuckyeahgirlshbo:

Lena Dunham, Andrew Rannells, Adam Driver, Christopher Abbott, and Alex Karpovsky discuss upcoming plot points in the second season of Girls.

songsfromthedogpound:

“Lena Dunham” by Jon Hamm as one of the Entertainers of the Year in the December 7th issues of Entertainment Weekly.

It’s disingenuous to suggest that white women don’t have it easier in the media; they are more likely to be held up as ‘figureheads’, ‘speaking for us all’ as women. But we’re not all the same. Angela Carter hit the nail on the head when she said: “The notion of a universality of human experience is a confidence trick and the notion of a universality of female experience is a clever confidence trick”. I doubt whether a black Caitlin Moran or Lena Dunham could be as immensely popular with both the media and the public alike. This is not an attack on them; in many ways, I like what they do – I may question some of their choices, but this is not an ‘all or nothing’ form of support. But just because I may like aspects of what they do doesn’t mean I should blindly support them when I see them ignoring and dismissing valid concerns raised by other feminists who are also trying to make their marginalised voices heard. There was one really problematic article written in defence of Moran that I want to talk about here, but before I do, I want raise another issue. I’ve seen various people write that this is ‘infighting’, and that such debates ‘fracture’ the feminist movement. I think this is bullshit. We should be allowed to disagree; we are, after all, human beings with different life experiences and opinions. If the only way for feminists to work together is to constantly agree, that seems rather fascist to me. And also very unrealistic. Besides, I think disagreements can be incredibly useful in highlighting problems that need to be addressed and allowing marginalised voices to be heard. We don’t need ‘leaders’, held up and fawned over by media, to allow debate about equality and gender to flourish. The idea of holding up individual feminists like Moran or Dunham as some ‘figureheads’ of the movement seems counter-productive to me.
barackobama:

Lena!

barackobama:

Lena!