You think “Millennials” are just whiny little snowflakes throwing a tantrum about every tiny premenstrual emotion they feel, while the rest of the world goes on “adulting.” You are kind of right. Just like when you brought your baby home from the hospital and had the misconceived notion that you were the boss. No matter how small something may be, it is still very possible for it to control you.
You may be “better off” than them. You may have them outclassed, emotionally, mentality, spiritually, and even physically (although they are obsessed with the appearance of healthy living), but you still have to wake up every two hours to make them a bottle and wipe their ass. They may be undisciplined but they are not disorganized. You may take care of them but they can still control you. Whether or not they even know it, they function under the omnipotent hand of a very powerful leader.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned…
The above quote had to be written about a woman very similar to Lena Dunham. She always portrays herself as fun and funny, innocent and cute, sophisticated but clumsy. It’s hard, however, to believe a word of it. She appears to be always fuming under the surface and seems to have an agenda against every type of people, including those who think and feel just like she does. Heck, she may even have an agenda against herself, perhaps, and that’s what makes this a bit frightening.
She complains about everything and it’s not hard to see why she is unhappy, she puts herself in very vulnerable situations, smack dab in the middle of the public eye, and then gets irritated when anyone points and laughs or judges her. She is the self appointed ambassador for anyone who has ever been dealt an “unfair” hand by society. She confronts those who have earned their way to the top, but seems to prefer being the martyr rather than the victor. She’s not really dangerous but somehow the fear of being on her shitlist, has men (and even some women) of every walk of life asking themselves, “What Would Lena Do?”
“As much as I’ve loved my job I’m excited to let somebody else be the poster girl for white liberalism.”
When asked by “Rolling Stone” about the wrap up of her groundbreaking HBO show “Girls,” Dunham answered the question by completely contradicting her own stance on her beliefs. It’s sad, but it’s the perfect platform for the future (or demise) of our country. It’s become common place for people with controversial views to try to justify their particular stance by “stooping” to empathize with people on the other side of the aisle.
Like if you had told me one of my best friends would be, like, a Teamster who is anti-gun control, I would have been like you’re insane! And now, he’s one of my best friends… We don’t all share the same ideology, we don’t all vote for the same people, but these dudes have defended me in locker rooms before. They’re my true family.
Dunham has been described as “extremely arrogant and extremely insecure.” She spends hours filming herself naked and then plasters it on the television because she wants to be comfortable with her own body, so she tries to force it on us, then seems very upset that we have our own opinions. It seems to be the mindset of this new generation, that in order for them to be comfortable in their own skin, the rest of us need to be robots with no feelings.
Here is a monologue Dunham devised inside her own head to describe how Odell Beckham Jr felt about her. She not only thought this but attributed the thoughts to the star wide receiver without hearing a single word of it come out of his mouth.
“It was like he looked at me and he determined I was not the shape of a woman by his standards. He was like, ‘That’s a marshmallow. That’s a child. That’s a dog.’ It wasn’t mean — he just seemed confused. The vibe was very much like, ‘Do I want to f**k it? Is it wearing a … yep, it’s wearing a tuxedo. I’m going to go back to my cell phone.’ It was like we were forced to be together, and he literally was scrolling Instagram rather than have to look at a woman in a bow tie.”
Hannah Horvath, (played by Dunham), the main character in “Girls,” is the self proclaimed voice of her generation. Apparently, she believes that the spokesperson for today’s youth is someone who should seek attention for how judged and pathetic they feel, and how victimized they are by society and its leadership. She may not be way off, as the world seems to laugh at her, but anytime something major happens in the news, someone feels obligated to give us Dunham’s thought on it. Or perhaps it’s just the fact that she is so willing to voice her opinion that makes everyone else feel so obligated to listen.
The problem for me is not Dunham’s looks or views on society. It’s not that whenever I hear about her, I picture her in the corner of a dimly lit room jumping up and down, waving her arms, and yelling my name trying to get my attention. It’s not even that she wants me to see her sitting on the toilet talking to her male best friend who is naked in the shower next to her, or that she will dedicate a portion of her show to trying to wiggle into a wet suit next to very attractive woman on the beach.Or that she says things like “I wish I had had an abortion.” My problem with her is that she could get all of the attention she wants if she wasn’t so desperate to get her way. We all know that she can be very beautiful when she wants to, but she makes a conscious decision not to, that’s all.
When did society decide to start teaching us to value “pity” over “success,” and why have they made this very successful woman who has launched herself to the forefront of our culture, the poster child for victimization? And what makes you think that Lena Dunham has any say at all in the affairs of mankind? When a mistrial was awarded in the Bill Cosby case because the jury failed to find any evidence that they thought would make him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, there was little said on the television, radio, or internet, to consider that “America’s favorite father” may actually be justified in being set free, but even in a country where innocence is to be maintained until guilt is proven, he came under a massive attack. The only proof Dunham, the known feminist had that he was guilty was that his “victims” were women. After the trial she Tweeted…
Bill Cosby’s trial is about much more than Bill Cosby. When women see justice served, their own fear & trauma are eased. When they don’t…
It would seem that she is insinuating that Cosby’s gender automatically eliminates his innocence. Yet, no ones crying out about that. It seems that everyone in this day and age is afraid to point out to people like Lena that her right to not want to be offended doesn’t cancel out everyone else’s right to an opinion. If she doesn’t want people to dislike the way she looks, she has as much right to go the gym and get a tan as she does to try to force herself down our throats. However, everyone seems to be afraid to tell her the truth. America has become a refuge for pouty lipped martyrs.
You would think that something woth her history could explain the anger simmering under the surface, or the apparent need for ultimate control. However, Lena is the product of a very artistic home. Her father, Carroll J. Dunham, is a painter who appears to be obsessed with an exaggerated sexualized view of the nude female form. Her mother, Laurie Simmons, is a photographer who has been taking narcissistic nudes of herself for many decades now. This aides a little bit with the understanding of how Dunham could have a twisted interpretation of both confidence and shame. That she could fail to understand that unbridled feminism could affect both sexes. Or that she may not comprehend that when she jokes about abortion with her mother, she seems to be avoiding the fact that they should both realize that she (Lena) was merely a “choice” away from nonexistenence.
It’s a sad omen for a dominant country like America, that we could be controlled by someone as confused, insecure and narcissistic as Lena Dunham. On the other hand, it could be a great sign for our country that “she” offers as much power to a silly scriptwriter as she does a politician. I think America is in a great place, even if Lena Dunham is in control.