Earlier today, The New York Times published a scathing report called "Weinstein's Complicity Machine." The article focuses on all the people around Harvey Weinstein who knowingly helped him cover up his bad behavior and bury the multiple accusations of sexual assault and harassment that piled up for years and years.
In that report, actress Lena Dunham claimed she warned Hillary Clinton's campaign about Weinstein's known behavior. Those who worked on the campaign have a different story altogether.
If we're being honest, Lena Dunham is a controversial personality.The actress, writer, and director has sold herself as a feminist and a voice for women, but she's all too often excluded and belittled women who don't look or think like her.
For example, when actress Aurora Perrineau accused Girls writer Murray Miller of rape, Dunham and her writing partner Jenni Konner came out in defense of Miller.
Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner defend 'Girls' writer amid sexual assault claim: "We stand by Murray"… https://t.co/H2db6X9mE2— The Hollywood Reporter (@The Hollywood Reporter)1510964883.0
This is exactly the exclusionary and problematic branch of feminism in which Lena Dunham has always operated.
Of course they fucking are. Lena Dunham and her ilk are perfect examples of opportunist white feminism. She doesn't… https://t.co/ZLKnlFxbAk— melissa (@melissa)1510966692.0
It seemed, after the incident where Dunham defended the rapist, that maybe her feminism star was starting to dim.
i never want to see any publication hail lena dunham as a feminist icon ever again https://t.co/F89YvP7BHM— jor (@jor)1510965530.0