It’s one thing for Lena Dunham to call Shia LeBouf’s bluff.
It was another (odd) thing to publicly admit to incestuous thoughts, doings and candy for kisses bribes while masturbating next to her very own sister once upon a time,
I shared a bed with my sister, Grace, until I was seventeen years old. She was afraid to sleep alone and would begin asking me around 5:00 P.M. every day whether she could sleep with me. I put on a big show of saying no, taking pleasure in watching her beg and sulk, but eventually I always relented. Her sticky, muscly body thrashed beside me every night as I read Anne Sexton, watched reruns of SNL, sometimes even as I slipped my hand into my underwear to figure some stuff out.
…publicly sneak-dissing and rebuting Viola Davis’ Oscar speech and more.
Along with making public statements about her preoccupation with her vagina and ‘puffy’ labia major , people have come to expect anything from Lena post-snagging million dollar deals from the majors that either created a monster—or brought out a presumptive major monster in her. You choose.
“The National Review: Pathetic Priviliege” by Kevin D. Williamson
Either way, the [quote] obscenely arrogant and crippingly insecure [end quote] Dunham has no problem either testing the limits of her seemingly ‘unblacklistable’ place in white Hollywood. Or perhaps-she isn’t really ‘acting’ at being her real self on, off screen, in interviews–and podcasts in between.
Having done and said things that most in Hollywood couldn’t dare ever work in that town after having said, the HBO Girls actress continuously makes “HBO” seem like an acronym for “How ‘Bout ‘Obscener’—do you want me to take this thing?”
Lena seems to be outdoing herself though. This time Dunham’s wearing a dunce cap that (for the first time) she’s apologized for: Never having had an abortion but wishes she would have.
Just a few days ago, Dunham sent yet what many would call another one of her senseless shock waves into the media-speaking about having desired having an abortion she never even had.
Obviously, for women who have (and suffered guilt, shame and other mental, spiritual, psychological and emotional repercussions of having an abortion) Dunham’s statement was completely senseless and half-cocked to say the least.
…(Yeah, yeah. I know. Typically, when posting a video or audio clip, I will send you right to the minute marker but truthfully, I haven’t listened to the podcast but I DO know THAT she said it in this podcast in particular) which sent tongues wagging.
I understood where she was going with this however.
After reading her response (below), my personal opinion is that, as a women’s rights activist and abortion being the hot topic that it is; perhaps having the full/pivotal “experience” of actually having had one could somehow ‘authenticate’ her activism about it-so as to connect to the plight of women having had one. Unfortunately, given her off the wall statements over the years, electing to understand what she says beneath the surface is something many aren’t willing to consider at this point:
Since them, in an unusual twist of the log of Lena, she apologized:
“My latest podcast episode was meant to tell a multifaceted story about reproductive choice in America, to explain the many reasons women do or don’t choose to have children and what bodily autonomy really means,” she wrote on Instagram Tuesday. “I’m so proud of the medley of voices in the episode. I truly hope a distasteful joke on my part won’t diminish the amazing work of all the women who participated.”
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