Lena Dunham recorded an hysterically-charming video, asking women and their supporters to vote for Barack Obama. The video, endorsed by the Obama campaign, drew immediate rancor from conservatives on social media and in right wing blogs, as The New Civil Rights Movement reported late last night. Dunham says the “video may be light but the message is serious: vote for women’s rights.”
“Your first time shouldn’t be with just anybody. You want to do it with a great guy. It should be with a guy with beautiful … somebody who really cares about and understands women,” Dunham says, amusingly.
A guy who cares about whether you get health insurance, and specifically whether you get birth control. The consequences are huge. You want to do it with a guy who brought the troops out of Iraq. You don’t want a guy who says, “Oh hey, I’m at the library studying,” when he’s really out not signing the Lilly Ledbetter Act.
Conservatives are calling it overly-sexual, provocative, gross, and un-Biblical, totally missing the point of the ad, which is not sex, but women’s issues. Big surprise, right. conservatives misunderstanding women and women’s issues, right? Well, now Dunham, the filmmaker, actress, and creator and star of the hit HBO series “Girls” — for which she earned four Emmy nominations — has responded, succinctly, to her detractors. Not that they would listen, and not that they care, and not that they’d ever vote for Obama anyway.
The video may be light but the message is serious: vote for women’s rights. — Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) October 26, 2012
OK. Watch. Share. Vote.
So, go to YouTube and like this video, because conservatives have spammed it and it’s not doing well. Go figure.
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