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lena dunham’s rape virtue-signaling comes back to haunt her


the recent hysteria over sexual assault has resulted in some delicious comeuppance for some of the most self-righteous among us. the best example of this is lena dunham.in august, dunham tweeted: “things women do lie about: what they ate for lunch. things women don’t lie about: rape.” when someone responded, pointing out that “10 percent of all rape allegations are false,” dunham modified her claim, writing: “the actual number, while hard to track, is much closer to 3%.”dunham’s claim is dangerously misleading, as the number of “false accusations” refer only to reports that have been filed with police and proven to be false. seeing as it’s nearly impossible to prove a negative, this number is likely lower than it should be.this percentage (whether you believe it’s 2 percent, 3 percent, or






lena dunham criticized for questionable dog abuse story


as an animal shelter in brooklyn disputed lena dunham’s claims of her former dog lamby’s challenging behavior was due to abuse he had previous suffered, angry users took to twitter on friday to say she was lying, with some even blaming her for the dog’s current state. according to reports, lena drew flak not just for…






video: stylist cristina ehrlich and designer elizabeth kennedy discuss lena dunh


lena dunham at the 2017 met galajustin lane / epajenni konner, from left, lena dunham and joe jonas arrive on the 2017 met gala red carpet on may 1, 2017.jenni konner, from left, lena dunham and joe jonas arrive on the 2017 met gala red carpet on may 1, 2017. (justin lane / epa)






report: clinton was warned about weinstein by lena dunham


new york — in a new new york times report, lena dunham claims that she warned hillary clinton's communications director about harvey weinstein's behavior.dunham told the times that when she worked with the clinton presidential campaign last year, she tried to warn them about rape allegations against the mogul and that they would become public at some point. magazine editor tina brown also said she cautioned the clinton campaign about weinstein.representatives for dunham didn't immediately respond to requests for comment wednesday. clinton's communications director nick merrill told the paper that "only (dunham) can answer why she would tell them instead of those who could stop him."weinstein was a significant contributor to democratic candidates and helped fundraise for clinton. weinstein'






a star is born: lena dunham turns 31 today


so much of what happens sexually today is from porn. my entire sex life has been against that backdrop. what did it used to be like? i'd have to sit down with my mother and compare and contrast her early 20s sex life, and that's not a conversation i feel like having. lena dunham, 2013






they may be saying goodbye to 'girls' but showrunners lena dunham and jenni konn


“what am i going to change my twitter bio to?” jenni konner wonders aloud. a few days before the finale of “girls” — the hbo series she’s run for the past five years alongside lena dunham — konner is in the midst of a minor existential crisis. on her social media page, the 45-year-old has long characterized herself this way: “i write, direct and ep #girls on hbo.”come monday, that will no longer be the case.“i’m in a definite postpartum scene right now, as you can tell by the fact that you’re up at my house and i’m drinking wine at 5 o’clock,” she says lounging on a pool chaise in her backyard, hidden in one of the winding hillsides of nichols canyon. across the country in new york, dunham was feeling similarly discombobulated. she’d made plans to watch the finale with co-star allison will






'american horror story: cult': things to know about trump, clinton, le


co-creator ryan murphy friday talked about season 7 of the anthology, discussing trump vs. clinton, lena dunham and twisty the clown        






lena dunham uses planned parenthood to hide her crazy dog story


first, let us be clear on a few things, i believe lena dunham is a talented writer and found her hbo show “girls” compelling, but it’s time to get real about her offstage persona. dunham uses causes to promote herself, not the other way around. she’ll latch on to whatever bandwagon will keep her in the news.since everything has become political, lena goes for the easy association of politics to promote her name. it started with conflating losing her virginity with voting for barack obama while admitting she did not vote in 2008. it continued with her absurd love for planned parenthood, which she uses as a go-to whenever she needs her name in the news. then, she was about 60 percent of hillary clinton’s campaign to be president of brooklyn.now that there’s no campaign to latch on to and she






they may be saying goodbye to 'girls' but showrunners lena dunham and jenni konn


“what am i going to change my twitter bio to?” jenni konner wonders aloud. a few days before the finale of “girls” — the hbo series she’s run for the past five years alongside lena dunham — konner is in the midst of a minor existential crisis. on her social media page, the 45-year-old has long characterized herself this way: “i write, direct and ep #girls on hbo.”come monday, that will no longer be the case.“i’m in a definite postpartum scene right now, as you can tell by the fact that you’re up at my house and i’m drinking wine at 5 o’clock,” she says lounging on a pool chaise in her backyard, hidden in one of the winding hillsides of nichols canyon. across the country in new york, where she was in the middle of directing an apple commercial, dunham was feeling similarly discombobulated.






lena dunham hits back after weight criticism


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption lena dunham is the creator, writer and star of hbo drama girls lena dunham has hit back after criticism about her recent weight loss.the star and creator of hbo's girls has attracted headlines recently about her dramatic new look.but in a lengthy instagram post, she said her weight loss "isn't some sign i've finally given in to the voices of trolls"."right now i'm struggling to control my endometriosis through a healthy diet and exercise," she explained. "so my weight loss isn't a triumph."the 30-year-old wrote: "i feel i've made it pretty clear over the years that i don't [care] what anyone else feels about my body."image copyrightapimage caption dunham [r] appeared recently with personal trainer tracy anderson image copyrightapimage caption she is






lena dunham hits back after weight criticism


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption lena dunham is the creator, writer and star of hbo drama girls lena dunham has hit back after criticism about her recent weight loss.the star and creator of hbo's girls has attracted headlines recently about her dramatic new look.but in a lengthy instagram post, she said her weight loss "isn't some sign i've finally given in to the voices of trolls"."right now i'm struggling to control my endometriosis through a healthy diet and exercise," she explained. "so my weight loss isn't a triumph."the 30-year-old wrote: "i feel i've made it pretty clear over the years that i don't [care] what anyone else feels about my body."image copyrightapimage caption dunham [r] appeared recently with personal trainer tracy anderson image copyrightapimage caption she is






lena dunham mocks bill o'reilly: we should've known something was wrong


dunham joined jessica chastain and gayle king in slamming the former fox news host.        






lena dunham accused of 'hipster racism' after she initially defended 'girls' wri


zinzi clemmons, a writer for lena dunham and jenny konner's lenny letter, announced her resignation on sunday in the wake of the women's statement in defense of "girls" writer-producer murray miller, whom actress aurora perrineau has accused of rape. "for all you writers who are outraged about what she did, i encourage you to do the same," clemmons wrote in a statement posted on social media sunday. "especially women of color. she cannot have our words if she cannot respect us."dunham and konner had defended miller in a statement to variety on friday, saying, "while our first instinct is to listen to every woman’s story, our insider knowledge of murray’s situation makes us confident that sadly this accusation is one of the 3% of assault cases that are misreported every year."miller, throug






even lena dunham can no longer defend the contraception mandate


lena dunham’s new york times op-ed on the trump administration’s newly proposed contraception mandate should encourage champions of life, limited government, and authentic femininity. no, dunham hasn’t taken up the pro-life mantle. yes, she still finds reasons to force the little sisters of the poor (or any conscientious objector) to pay for employees’ contraception and abortion-inducing pills.but, significantly, she doesn’t argue that commitment-free sex and abortion are more foundational to self-government than the right of catholic nuns to serve others according to their faith. at least in this column, dunham departs from most brands of abortion-minded feminism. she refrains from trumpeting a freedom tantamount to the right to do whatever suits the individual and escape consequence-free






lena dunham sorry for comment on writer accused of sexual assault


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption lena dunham was the star of girls on hbo the star of girls, lena dunham, has apologised for supporting a writer on the us tv series who has been accused of sexual assault.los angeles police are investigating the accusation made against murray miller by actress aurora perrineau.ms dunham initially said she was "confident" the accusation had been "misreported" but later said it was the wrong time to make such a statement.mr miller has categorically denied ms perrineau's claims, his lawyers say.on twitter on saturday evening, ms dunham said she had "naively believed it was important to share my perspective", but now accepted it was "absolutely the wrong time to come forward with such a statement".she added: "every woman who comes forward deserves to be






lena dunham sorry for comment on writer accused of sexual assault


image copyrightgetty imagesimage caption lena dunham was the star of girls on hbo the star of girls, lena dunham, has apologised for supporting a writer on the us tv series who has been accused of sexual assault.los angeles police are investigating the accusation made against murray miller by actress aurora perrineau.ms dunham initially said she was "confident" the accusation had been "misreported" but later said it was the wrong time to make such a statement.mr miller has categorically denied ms perrineau's claims, his lawyers say.on twitter on saturday evening, ms dunham said she had "naively believed it was important to share my perspective", but now accepted it was "absolutely the wrong time to come forward with such a statement".she added: "every woman who comes forward deserves to be






if a mom flashes you while she's nursing, get over it


a viral post on public breastfeeding has been making the rounds on facebook. a young mother and blogger was nursing her baby, sans cover, in the middle of a restaurant. she encountered some perceived judgement from a fellow diner, and instead of skulking away, brazenly faced her and continued nursing.applause! kudos! well, not so much from my fellow author, nicole, who wrote that covering up while nursing is dignified, whereas making a stink about uncomfortable patrons at a restaurant is millennial virtue-signaling at its worst.i don’t completely disagree.  millennial virtue-signaling? for sure. nursing coverless in front of the world is completely unnecessary and undignified? not so much.to be fair, a discussion among female federalist writers acknowledged that nursing without a cover is






if a mom flashes you while she's nursing, get over it


a viral post on public breastfeeding has been making the rounds on facebook. a young mother and blogger was nursing her baby, sans cover, in the middle of a restaurant. she encountered some perceived judgement from a fellow diner, and instead of skulking away, brazenly faced her and continued nursing.applause! kudos! well, not so much from my fellow author, nicole, who wrote [link] that covering up while nursing is dignified, whereas making a stink about uncomfortable patrons at a restaurant is millennial virtue-signaling at its worst.i don’t completely disagree.  millennial virtue-signaling? for sure. nursing coverless in front of the world is completely unnecessary and undignified? not so much.to be fair, a discussion among female federalist writers acknowledged that nursing without a co






'girls' star lena dunham cancels tour, including st. paul show


one of the most anticipated comedy events of the summer has been canceled. lena dunham announced friday that she's scrapping her limited "lenny: america irl tour" due to health concerns.the creator and star of "girls" suffers from endometriosis, a female reproductive disease in which abnormal tissue grows outside the uterus.the show, which was scheduled to stop at st. paul's fitzgerald theater on june 3, was to feature an intriguing supporting cast, including writer jenny zhang and comedian charla lauriston.all ticket buyers will be automatically refunded in full. questions should be directed to the fitzgerald ticket office at 651-290-1200.twin cities' 5 must-see art shows this weekend






from the start, 'girls' carved a unique path — and was scrutinized for its every


it was the show that launched a thousand opinion pieces. now, after six tumultuous seasons in which it seems every moment has been analyzed, “girls” ended with hannah horvath unexpectedly packing up and settling down. played by creator, co-showrunner and often director lena dunham, hannah left the big city for small-town academia to raise her baby, with her best friend marnie (allison williams) on hand to support and irritate her. it was a rather traditional ending to a show that broke with convention from the start — making it fodder for even more dissertations.“girls” hit the airwaves in 2012 with a bang. make that a lot of banging. but this wasn’t the usual male-gaze sex that hbo has been known for. it was awkward, uncomfortable, realistic, often unsexy, and for good reason.more: 'girls






lena dunham plans to take feminist lenny letter on the road


los angeles (ap) — now that hbo’s “girls” has wrapped its six-year run, the women behind the series are focusing on their other female-centered project: turning their digital newsletter, lenny, into a real-life experience.lena dunham and jenni konner are bringing lennyletter.com to life as a variety show. the co-founders of the digital newsletter announced tuesday that they’ll take the “lenny: america irl” tour to six cities, beginning may 31 in st. louis.dunham said she was inspired to create opportunities for women to gather and share ideas after the contentious presidential election.“we really wanted to try to be a part of, in our own small way, healing the very big divide that exists in our country right now,” dunham said in an interview monday. “we’re trying to look beyond the coastal






lena dunham plans to take feminist lenny letter on the road


los angeles — now that hbo's "girls" has wrapped its six-year run, the women behind the series are focusing on their other female-centered project: turning their digital newsletter, lenny, into a real-life experience.lena dunham and jenni konner are bringing lennyletter.com to life as a variety show. the co-founders of the digital newsletter announced tuesday that they'll take the "lenny: america irl" tour to six cities, beginning may 31 in st. louis.dunham said she was inspired to create opportunities for women to gather and share ideas after the contentious presidential election."we really wanted to try to be a part of, in our own small way, healing the very big divide that exists in our country right now," dunham said in an interview monday. "we're trying to look beyond the coastal stat






emmy nominations: who got snubbed?


lena dunham, mandy moore and sarah jessica parker were overlooked for tv's highest honors.        






5 thoughts on lena dunham’s reaction to kylie jenner’s pregnancy


what a way to start the new year — two more of kardashian-jenner ladies are expecting! while jews worldwide celebrated the world’s birthday by observing rosh hashanah 5778, word spread that 20-year-old kylie jenner is pregnant with her first child. apparently, this “triggered” friends of lena dunham, who tweeted: “a solid 10 friends texted me triggered by kylie pregnancy. i’m like ‘ladies she’s 20. we were all v fertile then, we were just broke.’”while we don’t know the identities of dunham’s “solid 10 friends” and whether they are currently on fertility journeys, they certainly could be. of course, it’s also possible that they are simply single women still searching for the one and hoping to become mothers, given dunham’s follow-up tweet: “you know the fertility industrial complex has pus






lena dunham and jenni konner are moving on to film, a docuseries plus a new twit


“what am i going to change my twitter bio to?” jenni konner wonders aloud.a few days before the finale of “girls” — the hbo series she’s run for the past five years alongside lena dunham — konner is in the midst of a minor existential crisis. on her social media page, the 45-year-old has long characterized herself this way: “i write, direct and ep #girls on hbo.”as of monday, that will no longer be the case.“i’m in a definite postpartum scene right now, as you can tell by the fact that you’re up at my house and i’m drinking wine at 5 o’clock,” she says lounging on a pool chaise in her backyard, hidden in one of the winding hillsides of nichols canyon.across the country in new york, dunham was feeling similarly discombobulated. she’d made plans to watch the finale with co-star allison willi






where is the line between free speech and violence?


katherine mangu-ward, editor in chief of reason magazine, joins mary katharine ham on this episode of federalist radio to discuss a long week of arguments over free speech, hate speech, and the anxiety-driven social media virtue signaling. “you cannot let the government regulate speech, even when it is yucky because the next government might think your speech is yucky. that’s it. it’s a very simple idea,” mangu-ward. why is it that our of our facebook friends, who are not public figures, are writing virtue signally posts this week as if it’s mandatory? “there is this idea that folks who are just posting on facebook have an obligation to put out a statement, essentially which is what many are asking, on all of their social media platforms to avoid accusation.” ham said. mangu-ward also shar






doctors alleging trump's instability are breaking professional ethics


is donald trump mentally instable? that’s what dr. john garner is trying to prove with his change.org petition: it’s been circulating recently, seeking signatures from mental health professionals.the petition states that as someone suffering from a severe and persistent mental illness, donald trump, pursuant to section four of the constitution’s 25th amendment, should be removed from the presidency.the petition now has almost 60,000 signatures. gartner asserts that donald trump has malignant narcissism, a disorder characterized by traits of both narcissistic personality disorder and anti-social personality disorder. the disorder earns the label “malignant” because it becomes toxic to the individual’s relationships and surrounding world. as such, mental health professionals across this grea






doctors alleging trump's instability are breaking professional ethics


is donald trump mentally instable? that’s what dr. john gartner is trying to prove with his change.org petition: it’s been circulating recently, seeking signatures from mental health professionals.the petition states that as someone suffering from a severe and persistent mental illness, donald trump, pursuant to section four of the constitution’s 25th amendment, should be removed from the presidency.the petition now has almost 60,000 signatures. gartner asserts that donald trump has malignant narcissism, a disorder characterized by traits of both narcissistic personality disorder and anti-social personality disorder. the disorder earns the label “malignant” because it becomes toxic to the individual’s relationships and surrounding world. as such, mental health professionals across this gre






q&a: lena dunham and jenni konner break down the series finale of 'girls'


after five years, 62 episodes and three zillion overwrought thinkpieces, hbo’s “girls” came to an end sunday night. (spoilers ahead.)the finale of lena dunham’s brainchild left us in upstate new york, where a pregnant hannah horvath had moved to take a teaching job at a local college. five months after the birth of her son, however, she has yet to start the new gig and is struggling to adapt to motherhood -- and breastfeeding — even with the aid of marnie (allison williams), who has uprooted her life to be by hannah’s side.a few days before the finale aired, we spoke to dunham and showrunner jenni konner, who co-wrote and directed the finale. dunham, who spends most of her time in new york, was planning to watch the episode with her parents, williams, and pizza. konner, who lives in l.a.,






lena dunham cancels live lenny tour to recover from surgery


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2017 emmys: jimmy fallon, lena dunham snubbed for nominations


winona ryder, mandy moore and 'transparent' also among high-profile contenders who were overlooked.        






don't tell her, but lena dunham just made a pro-life season of 'girls'


it’s ironic that just months after lena dunham told her podcast listeners she “wished” she’d experienced an abortion, her character hannah on “girls” becomes pregnant and chooses to keep the baby in the last season.i’ve been watching “girls” from the start. though plenty of people have trashed it, i’ve found it pretty entertaining, and even occasionally relatable in that early-20s, terrible nostalgia kind of way. character development has been great over the years and i have a new favorite actor in adam driver. dunham’s hannah can be grating and frustrating (though rarely lovable), in the kind of way that makes you forget she’s also the world’s worst poster girl for hillary clinton. everyone hates marnie and loves elijah. you have strong feelings for these characters if you’ve been followi






2017 emmys: jimmy fallon, lena dunham snubbed for nominations


winona ryder, mandy moore and 'transparent' also among high-profile contenders who were overlooked.        






displaced and desperate: idps flee violence in drc |


two children walk back to their shelter while night breaks at kalenge refugee camp, in tanganyika province. recent violence in tanganyika has displaced thousands of people who are now living in and around the city of kalemie. among them are many children who became separated from their parents as they fled. [lena mucha/al jazeera]kalenge refugee camp in tanganyika. in this overcrowded camp, displaced people live in shelters made of straw. this, coupled with inadequate site management, has resulted in fires breaking out and spreading rapidly. on august 9, a fire in kakinga destroyed half of the camp. one child died as residents tried to escape. [lena mucha/al jazeera]pungu asani, 55, lives with his wife and their 14 children in kalonda refugee camp. they were displaced from their home villa






lena dunham feels her sexiest in designs from rihanna's fashion line


if not for tracy anderson’s workout method, “girls” may have gone in a much different direction.“if i hadn’t done [her workouts] i literally think i would have collapsed in year two,” exclaimed jenni konner, executive producer of the hbo series at the opening of tracy anderson’s newly constructed 59th street flagship on march 15. “i think ‘girls’ would have had a different narrative because she just gives you so much confidence.”the former movie theater turned workout studio was still visibly under construction wednesday night, but that didn’t thwart the petite fitness guru’s devotees from turning out en masse in support. “i remember going to crunch [gym] when i was around 18 and they asked me to name my ideal celebrity body — like jessica alba? i was like, no, i’m leaving,” revealed lena






knott’s returns to the fog with a stronger halloween haunt line-up


pumpkin eater commits the greatest sin of haunt: it was boring. the good moments were too far and few between. the whole maze could have been condensed to about three scenes.the entrance through a quaint village of tudor houses raised my hopes, but they were soon dashed. the best part of pumpkin eater literally occurred in the last 10 feet of the maze when we walked through a thick cloud of fog across a vibrating floor.red barnred barn reminded me a whole lot of slaughterhouse, my least favorite haunt maze of all time. and somehow, red barn was even worse than last year’s iteration when at least there was a bit of creepy factor to it. there were no scares. none.there were a lot of people in peril screaming for our help, but victims aren’t scary. when a girl screamed “get me out of here,” i






pub apologizes for 'build-a-wall' burger with mexican toppings


trump proposes 20 percent tax on mexican imports to pay for border walltribune news servicesdetermined to wall off america's border with mexico, president donald trump triggered a diplomatic clash and a fresh fight over trade thursday as the white house proposed a 20 percent tax on imports from the key u.s. ally and mexican president enrique pena nieto abruptly s ped next week's trip...determined to wall off america's border with mexico, president donald trump triggered a diplomatic clash and a fresh fight over trade thursday as the white house proposed a 20 percent tax on imports from the key u.s. ally and mexican president enrique pena nieto abruptly s ped next week's trip... (tribune news services)