Sex & Gender
lena dunham is a white feminist nightmare
By Erin White
December 6, 2018
Something is really wrong with Lena Dunham.
From outing her own sister to their parents to her entitled white ravings over Black male bodies, Lena Dunham stays fucking up. In her latest white feminist betrayal, the Girls creator is copping to lying to discredit a female rape victim who had accused friend and coworker Murray Miller of assault.
“I did something inexcusable,” Dunham told The Hollywood Reporter.
Here’s the background: last year actress Aurora Perrineau accused Girls writer Murray Miller in a report to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Soon after, Dunham and ‘Girls’ co-showrunner Jenni Konner spoke out in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter in which they defended the accused.
“During the windfall of deeply necessary accusations over the last few months in Hollywood, we have been thrilled to see so many women’s voices heard and dark experiences in this industry justified. It’s a hugely important time of change and, like every feminist in Hollywood and beyond, we celebrate. But during every time of change, there are also incidences of the culture, in its enthusiasm and zeal, taking down the wrong targets. We believe, having worked closely with him for more than half a decade, that this is the case with Murray Miller. 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 percent of assault cases that are misreported every year. It is a true shame to add to that number, as outside of Hollywood women still struggle to be believed. We stand by Murray and this is all we’ll be saying about this issue.”
Now, Dunham is saying that she lied. There was never any “inside knowledge” that she had to invalidate Perrineau’s claims. “I didn’t have the “insider information” I claimed but rather blind faith in a story that kept slipping and changing and revealed itself to mean nothing at all,” Dunham writes in an essay for The Hollywood Reporter. “I wanted to feel my workplace and my world were safe, untouched by the outside world (a privilege in and of itself, the privilege of ignoring what hasn’t hurt you) and I claimed that safety at cost to someone else, someone very special.”
Rather than face the grim reality and the demons around us, Dunham went full White Woman™ by defending someone’s accused rapist and throwing another woman right under the bus. Like every Republican woman who voted for Roy Moore or supported the nomination of Justice Kavanaugh, Lena Dunham would rather maintain her delusion of a safer world even if it means a more dangerous one for me and you.
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