Who’s Afraid of Lena Dunham?

Russell Brand

Here’s the plot: last week, Lena Dunham, an actress best known for starring in the popular dramedy series Girls, wrote an opinion piece “5 Reasons Why I Vote (and You Should Too)”. Its irritatingly digestive bullet-point style notwithstanding, the article’s main point was that women should mobilize to elect Democrats because the Republicans (“backwards, out-of-touch, downright freaking unbelievably anti-women’s health politicians”) are in the business of dictating women’s sex lives through their opposition to the contraceptive mandate). In other words, it was a simple Get-The-Government-Out-Of-My-Bedroom argument that we’ve all heard a gazillion times.

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