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Actress Lena Dunham Says Media Portrayal of Hillary Clinton is ‘Rabidly Sexist’

The media’s portrayal of Clinton is “gendered and rabidly sexist.”

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Lena Dunham, the outspoken writer, actress, and creator of HBO’s Girls, has some harsh words for the media for their coverage of Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “The way that Hillary Clinton’s been talked about in the media is so gendered and rabidly sexist in every single portrayal,” she said in a recent interview with Variety. “Whether it’s the attacks on her personal life or the adjectives that are used to describe her clothing, we have to do a full re-examination.”


Dunham went on to list gendered terms that Hillary has been called that would never be applied to a male candidate. “I literally want to make a list that we hand to media outlets that says, ‘These are the words you can’t use when describing a female candidate: shrill, inaccessible, difficult, frumpy, plastic,’” Dunham says. “If we were allowed to talk about male candidates like that, I’d have a f–king field day.”

(H/T Variety)

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