The Democratic Party Platform had some strongly worded statements underscoring the need to protect women’s rights. Yet one of the speakers at the recent Democratic National Convention was actress Lena Dunham.
In 2014, Dunham wrote a book, Not That Kind of Girl, about growing up on Long Island. She explained how she fondled her one-year-old sister: “Grace was sitting up, babbling and smiling, and I leaned down between her legs and carefully spread open her vagina. She didn’t resist and when I saw what was inside I shrieked.”
In another passage, she boasted, “As [Grace] grew, I took to bribing her for her time and affection: one dollar in quarters if I could do her makeup like a ‘motorcycle chick.’ Three pieces of candy if I could kiss her on the lips for five seconds. Whatever she wanted to watch on TV if she would just ‘relax on me.’ Basically, anything a sexual predator might do to woo a small suburban girl I was trying.” (Our italics.)
Dunham also admitted to sharing the same bed with Grace until she was seventeen, and that sometimes she “slipped my hand into my underwear to figure some stuff out” while sleeping next to her.
When asked about these behaviors, Dunham replied that “as a queer person,” she is “committed to people narrating their own experiences, determining for themselves what has and has not been harmful.” Swell. So she made that determination for Grace.
This is the kind of person that the party of women’s rights recently celebrated in Philadelphia. Will anyone in the media squeeze Hillary Clinton to explain why?