Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Lena Dunham: Hillary Clinton support has nothing to do with gender

Posted on

Instagram/Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham hit back at online commenters who wrote that her support for Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy was based on gender.

“Hey, just a head’s up: accusing women of supporting Hillary just because she’s female is misogynistic BS- women are smart enough to make decisions based on a number of factors: policy, track record, campaign strategy,” Dunham wrote on an Instagram photo of Lil Kim. “Yes I think it’s time for a female president but I’m not part of a witch’s cabal that senses ovaries and suddenly MUST VOTE. Plus if I was gonna vote for someone just because she was female it would be this chick, written in on all my ballots always.”

Hey, just a head's up: accusing women of supporting Hillary just because she's female is misogynistic BS- women are smart enough to make decisions based on a number of factors: policy, track record, campaign strategy. Yes I think it's time for a female president but I'm not part of a witch's cabal that senses ovaries and suddenly MUST VOTE. Plus if I was gonna vote for someone just because she was female it would be this chick, written in on all my ballots always. So go ahead, argue your political POV but don't insult a woman's intelligence by acting as though she votes exclusively along vaginal party lines. As Kim would say "I'm valedictorian y'all in the audience/And I've got nine hundred and ninety-nine votes, You got nine hundred and ninety-nine notes/You know bitch I'm worldwide." New Hillary campaign slogan? TGIF!

A post shared by Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) on

 

The backlash started after Dunham posted a selfie of herself with Clinton bumper sticker following a visit to the candidate’s campaign headquarters in Brooklyn. But the Girls star has been vocal about her Clinton support for months, and it seems the feeling is mutual.

Comments