Lena Dunham Slams ‘Rabidly Sexist’ Media Coverage on Hillary Clinton

When it comes to how the media is following Hillary Clinton and her presidential campaign, Lena Dunham is not mincing words when it comes to the “rabidly sexist” coverage.

“The way that Hillary Clinton’s been talked about in the media is so gendered and rabidly sexist in every single portrayal,” she said. “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 reexamination.”

The “Girls” star went on call out a double standard, saying, “If we were allowed to talk about male candidates like that, I’d have a f–king field day.”

Dunham was at the Variety Studio at Sundance, promoting the documentary “Suited,” which she produced.

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  1. Saz Dosanjh says:

    We can’t legislate against this sort of thing but, you are absolutely right to call it out. You say you would “have a field day” if you we allowed to do that to male candidates, I don’t see what’s stopping you, I’d like to see you do that.

  2. BangMi Zuh says:

    can you imagine living in a world where all manner of media coverage or social commentary about political figures had to go through this Tumblr committee approval? does she not understand that what she is unwittingly calling for is a gulag-style censorship police? I am profoundly relieved that petulant crybabies like her are not anywhere near power.

  3. jay says:

    So they say they want equity but yet women need special protection for “bad words”. You do realize that that implies women are to weak to take “bad words” so they need special treatment. Equality means women are able to handle bad criticism and even “harassment just like the men can. Safespaces are for children and it’s sad that you think women needs them.

    • Jessie says:

      Women ARE getting special treatment (by being treated differently–I.e. worse–than men). Women want equal treatment, not “special treatment”. We already get our fair share of that. In what world is it “special treatment” to stop being treated differently?

      • How are you being “treated” differently? How? Because the big meanie media doesn’t have something nice to say about a female candidate?

        How about we go through the list of male candidates who are SLANDERED by the media? Trump is slapped with the “racist” label DAILY, Chris Christie is a freakin’ MEME now due to the sweaters he wears and his weight, Mitt Romney was described as being a robot.

        “Special treatment” is you pretending ONLY female candidates are attacked. They aren’t. Grow up.

  4. larry says:

    Ask Lena if the same rabidly sexist words are acceptable when talking about Sarah Palin.

  5. Vlad is here says:

    Which one of Jeff Dunham’s dummies is she? I get them mixed up.

  6. A Rodriguez says:

    Well, Lena Dunhams a pedophile and a fake rape accuser, so….

  7. Brian says:

    “If we were allowed to talk about male candidates like that, I’d have a field day.”

    Like when Jefferson called Adams a “hideous hermaphroditical character which has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman.”

    Or when Adams called Jefferson a “mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father.”

  8. Paul says:

    Oh Please ,,, Hillary has lied so many times she will soon pass Obama. The Liberal Media has covered up her crimes as well as her husband’s. Any one else would have gone to prison for what they have been accused of but the Justice Department looks the other way every time. General Petraeus did a fraction of security violations and was crucified in the media ,,, Hillary and the violation of Secret, Top Secret and Above emails and she’s given a pass and the media looks the other way. What a crock. The US government is so corrupt the entire world is laughing.

  9. Istvan Peteranecz says:

    Hillary right now is the “Establishment.” The Republicans have wandered to – i don’t know where- and Bernie is getting a lot of traction with the anti establishment crowd.
    I’m disappointed that it appears Hillary is running on the platform that she is the heir apparent, that’s it’s her turn, or that its time for a woman.
    It’s time for a statesman who cares about the country first and other self aggrandizing or special interests second.,
    Again, I perceive Hillary as the establishment of Tip Oneil’s era and the policies similar to the Republican’s under bush 1.
    Unfortunately, Bernie comes across as caring more and addressing the ‘fears’ of the younger crowd.
    Insurance (Currently a large car payment) education debt (a mortgage payment), and for many equity as opposed to equality.

  10. fredw says:

    It’s extraordinary how Clinton is always presented in unflattering light.
    The right wing wants Bernie because he would not stand a chance.

    • The Right thinks Bernie doesn’t stand a chance, so they’re wasting all their money attacking Clinton.

      If you look at the polls, though, it’s clear: Sanders is our best bet for defeating the Republicans.

  11. Chz says:

    She should stay away from salty snacks.

  12. Ryan says:

    Ugh. Bernie is the more ethical candidate because he doesn’t do things like make up wild war stories about being under sniper fire in Bosnia to dress up his resume like Hillary does, and doesn’t take $300,000 speaking fees for hour-long speeches he makes to industries he’ll be in charge of overseeing. Plus, he’s been right on the important issues like Iraq and Wall Street. Voting for someone because she’s a woman is as stupid as not voting for someone because she’s a woman.

    • fredw says:

      Ryan, how does one get hired to write blog posts all day for the right wing?
      Is it lucrative or are you working for dogsquat?
      Judging by the level of your writing, I assume the later.

  13. Does this chick even read articles?? 95% of articles written and interviews done are overwhelmingly in Hillary’s favor. If the price we must pay for criticising the WRONG person for the presidency is being called a sexist, bring it.

    And by the way, Lena let’s talk about the ‘rabid’ ageism Bernie is truly facing in the media and by Hillary. How about the Red baiting going on by your candidate and her sycophants?

    Legitimate criticism is NOT sexism or any other ‘ism’. #FeelTheBern #Bernie2016

  14. MovieJay (@MovieJay) says:

    Trump has to endure endless jokes about that crap on his head. Christie has to endure every fat joke there is to tell. Surely “frumpy” can’t be causing Hillary Clinton that much pain.

  15. Chicago860 says:

    Zero credibility

  16. So Dunham is actually still in support of Hillary?? Proof that the country is doomed is that there are still so many Hillary supporters. She’s a corrupt, lying, evil witch. Not to mention that her health IS an issue. She just had another coughing spell that shut her down today(1-25-16). Lets see, that’s a fall with a concussion that knocked her out for months, a previous coughing fit(Benghazi hearings) and not being able to finish a debate without having to stop to take a leak. We won’t even get into all her transgressions from back when Billy was prez. No presidential candidate of any party has the stink on them that Hillary does. ANYONE but Hillary in 2016.

  17. TR NY says:

    Hypocrite liberal. Carly Fiorina was savaged by “The View” and other crappy lib outlets for her makeup, clothes, and expressions. Spare us the self righteous indignation for once, Lena.

  18. Alex says:

    She then said that no women have been nominated for an “Oscar”…ever.

  19. Mer Luchador says:

    So this THING who lied about rape, sexually abused her little sister, and who wastes precious oxygen when she spews her garbage, MATTERS?
    stfu already

  20. Horatio says:

    Sow up your gash, you have rendered it useless.

  21. Teabone Hall says:

    Lena is the definition of rabid.

  22. Lena Dunham wouldn’t even qualify as a buttplug for Hillary Rotten. This bit of salaciousness scores her nothing.

  23. Cali says:

    Love this argument, because women are smart and know better. Better go back to the “Racist” card, that one works.

  24. GodGutsGuns says:

    Dear Lord, aren’t this horrible lying women’s 15 minutes loooong since over.

  25. Mark Moser says:

    Didn’t her show get canceled? If so, why would anyone listen to her, since she’s no longer popular? It’s not like a twenty something’s brains are fully developed, which becomes immediately apparent when they open their mouths and speak unless they are carefully scripted. Listen to their grasp of politics and history on the Tonight Show just once and you’ll know we need to raise the voting age to at least 30. Of course, we should be testing all ages for mental competence.

  26. Michael333 says:

    “…we have to do a full reexamination.” Yeah, I really like it when a grossly dysfunctional person tells me that.

  27. Tande Fusion says:

    She speculates on what she would do if she “were allowed to talk about male candidates like that.” Apparently Ms Dunham has avoided knowledge of the first amendment: she IS allowed talk “like that”, whatever “that” is.

  28. Malik Ojibdobo says:

    Lena Dunham admitted to sexually assaulting her little sister in her own book — that and quite a few other disturbing things. Lena has also gotten everything she wanted in life as an ultra spoiled rich girl. Why is ANYTHING this spoiled, rich little pervert says relevant to anyone?

  29. teslark says:

    this is great for everyone against hillary.

    the brainless fembot voice marginalizes every centrist out there who might vote for hillary or for bernie or neither in the primaries.

    i applaud you lena dunham. keep up the good work and keep getting your beautiful and eloquent self in the news so that everyone can see and hear the important words you have to say about feminism. because feminism is important and women are OPPRESSED!

  30. Mike Wro says:

    Hmmm. Is it sexist to ask if a person has acted immorally, corruptly in an attempt to conceal acts done out of selfish motivations of self advancement, self profit ? AND when one does act in such a manner out of greed for power or money is it sexist to expose that person and those actions or excuse those actions because the offender is a female. If the answer to that is YES as it seems to be with Lena Dunham and other self advancing socialist elitist feminist they THEY are equally corrupt and morally bankrupt.

  31. Travis says:

    I suppose she does not support the First Amendment of the US Constitution.

  32. oleosanxez says:

    Who said she isn’t allowed to talk about whoever she wants and say whatever she may want? And btw, people aren’t just saying stuff about HRC’s personal life (more like Bill’s personal life) or clothing. Maybe get off of Twitter for 5 minutes?

  33. Ill Duce says:

    This is about as significant as Kim Kardashian waxing eloquently on climate change

    • Warren says:

      Kimmie is too pathetically stupid to wax eloquently on climate change – there IS a thing or two that she CAN wax, but this is a family blog.

  34. Pill says:

    Lena Dunham is a delusional no talent hack that is trying to stay relevant. Her 15 minutes should have vanished with her blatantly false, but published accusation of being raped by a “Republican.”

    Carly Fiorina and Sarah Palin have been attacked over and over by the left about as bad as any woman could be…Anyone recall Lena’s commentary on those women?

    Me either.

  35. dogsrock2 says:

    Dunham is nothing but a perverted child molester. Why would anyone care what she has to say on anything. She’s gross.

  36. guy mcdonald says:

    Lena, your 15 minutes are up. Plus, you are chubby and unattractive both physically and personality.

  37. Spamala Tee says:

    I was just looking at this pic of Lena and suddenly started thinking about greasy potato wedges. Why would that be?

  38. iambicpentamaster says:

    Like your typical Democrat, Mrs. Stainmaker — un-indicted felon — surrounds herself with pedophile defenders.

  39. Wrenchman says:

    Well, between Danny deVito and this slob, America is nothing but racists and sexists…. America this IS your Democrat “rabid” Liberal Party; embrace the SUCK!

  40. Joe S says:

    What authority does this pompous, spoiled, rabidly disgusting child molester have to be given a platform in which to voice political opinion? She has a degree in creative writing. I would suggest she stick to a field she knows something about.

  41. Lena hated Sarah Palin because she did not murder her children as fashionable with her lesbian feminist mafia…

  42. Inquiring Mind says:

    WHich one in the picture is Lena?

  43. Johann Rauch says:

    Maybe she and Michael Moore should be ignored period. That’s all these two have is whininess. My suggestion for some time has been to give these two blowhards one way tickets to Eastern Syria to join ISIL.

  44. herdofpugs says:

    Several generations of American children were raised to honestly believe they could be “anything they want.” Coddling parents raised millions of children, now adult children who think they are anything they want.
    The most well adjusted people I’ve ever met worked as children and had responsibilities early in life, farm work, being a proxy parent, family business, etc. The most obnoxious people have all grown up believing what their candy coated parents taught them, the world is their oyster alone.
    Time to reopen the asylums.

  45. David says:

    She forgot to mention “annoying”, “whining” and “fake” when describing Hillary.

  46. Dark Space says:

    This lady just rubs me the wrong way. Everything about her just feels icky.

  47. Spamala Tee says:

    Are these two lesbi-friends? They seem to be joined at the hip lately.

  48. Tomas says:

    The media is rabidly sexist against Sara Palin and her daughters, Tea Party women who are mostly grandmothers and NRA and conservative women and any liberal women who dares go off script. Hillary is treated like their queen.

  49. e holder says:

    Dear lena – see sarah and carly. You know, there ARE other candidates besides the dems – even some blacks!

  50. mikey B says:

    Yes Lena, because NO ONE EVER made comments about Bernie Sanders age or hair, Donald Trumps hair, or Carly Fiorina’s looks. Sorry Lena, I usually ignore comments made by self admitted child molesters and disproven rape accusers. I know Hildabeast is your girl, so you maybe you can lobby for a cabinet position of child care czar.

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