Lena Dunham Got Angry Because...People Read Her Book

Posted: Nov 02, 2014 10:15 AM
Lena Dunham Got Angry Because...People Read Her Book

Actress and writer Lena Dunham's memoir Not That Kind of Girl was published last month. In it, Dunham shared several stories from her childhood and early adulthood, including several deeply disturbing anecdotes about sexually experimenting with her toddler-aged sister. After a post written by National Review's Kevin Williamson went viral, Dunham responded by...getting angry at "right-wing news" websites.

I mean, agreed, those stories were deeply upsetting...

...and now she's lost me.

Many took to Twitter to express their outrage at the fact that a woman who "glibly" wrote about sexually abusing her sister during their childhood had largely escaped criticism for the act, and to inform Dunham that her critics were not just old white conservative men.

Others called for Dunham to be dropped as spokesperson for Planned Parenthood and for her show to be ended:

And one person noted the grim irony that Dunham had managed to united various factions of Twitter together against her.

Dunham's stories were deeply disturbing, and the fact that the manuscript was read and approved by several people prior to publication is even worse. Dunham admitted and wrote--candidly, even--about these stories and the downright disturbing actions of her younger self. It's not the fault of "right wing news" websites that someone has finally called her out on her actions.