Another year, another Lena Dunham scandal. This time, everyone's favorite self-proclaimed feminist has tried to hitch her wagon to the Time's Up star... without doing any of the work the other activists are doing.
🗣 if feminism doesn’t include WOC, Muslim women, disabled women — all women; if it isn’t intersectional — it isn’t… https://t.co/GswqzmZkmw— IG: @alchemywithazmia (@IG: @alchemywithazmia)1515503470.0
God said "we need to make sure people know how bad white feminism is" The angels said to God "but how will people… https://t.co/MRrNFIhhXr— Elle M. (they/them) (@Elle M. (they/them))1515512136.0
Just like that, Lena Dunham was finally cancelled, with a writer from her Lenny Letter staff calling her a "hipster racist."
Things women do lie about: what they ate for lunch. Things women don't lie about: rape.— ? Lena Dunham ? (@lenadunham) August 4, 2017
Lena Dunham reacts to Tessa Thompson's comments regarding her involvement in the #TimesUp movement.… https://t.co/f2pkoH0NcM— Entertainment Tonight (@Entertainment Tonight)1515523561.0
I support this initiative and the fight for gender justice and am really glad that the movement is growing. I however am perplexed by the inclusion of Lena Dunham, a woman who publicly accused a young sexual assault survivor of color, Aurora Perrineau, of lying about her assault.
Lena was not anywhere present in our group during the countless hours of work for the last two months. We hosted an open house for actresses for red carpet messaging and Lena presence was a surprise to us all. This is a time of reckoning. And for many, a re-education. So many women also have real work to do. I’m afraid it’s too nuanced a conversation to have on this platform. But I hear you, and know that your thoughts and words are not lost on me. It’s been discussed.
.@TessaThompson_x calls out Lena Dunham for faux involvement in 'Time's Up' #TIMESUP https://t.co/iNymhJKKIR https://t.co/VzLoxLA3Qq— Blavity News (@Blavity News)1515510722.0
–about working with Woody Allen, had this to say:
everyone's reactions when kate winslet started talking about working with woody allen lol pic.twitter.com/XUdFcFWfD6— gabi (@harleivy) December 17, 2017
Anyways... “Would I work with him?" is a highly hypothetical question for me. There are no black women in Woody’s worlds.— Tessa Thompson (@TessaThompson_x) December 18, 2017
I was honored to be invited to the meeting by a close friend and to observe the work that these amazing women have been doing the past few months. For highly personal reasons, I’ve been unable to join previous efforts but being asked to be a part of this celebratory moment was truly beautiful. I’ve worked with Tessa and respect her artistry and admire her consistent candor.
I sometimes lack finesse in navigating social media. Hard to discuss issues with nuance there. A response I made to comments on an Instagram became fodder for a piece that I believe was designed to create conflict where there isn’t any.
Tessa can't say it so I will: Lena Dunham's so called contributions are worthless. She's a rape apologist who has n… https://t.co/tYFOdCsoKt— Kayleigh Donaldson (@Kayleigh Donaldson)1515497626.0