3 years ago
timeturnerjones
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Author Sues for Mis-Interpretation?
Lena Dunham's newest book "Not That Kind of Girl" came out recently, and things haven't calmed down since. Truthrevolt.org (a known, right wing political site) posted a review of her book, in which they quotes parts of her book that make it seem that she might have sexually molested her younger system from a very young age. Dunham's lawyers contacted TruthRevolt with a cease and desist, accusing them of sharing false information, and asking that they post an apology letter to Dunham and her family. TruthRevolt is refusing. Why? Because all they did was quote her book. In one excerpt of the book, she describes her self as "like a child molester," but in another she describes the curiosity of a 7 year old about her sister's private parts. How should we take it? I won't judge, yet. I haven't read the book. Anyways, Lena responded on Twitter, and she is not happy: "The right wing news story that I molested my little sister isn't just LOL—it's really f--king upsetting and disgusting," the Golden Globe winner told her 1.84 million followers Saturday. "And by the way, if you were a little kid and never looked at another little kid's vagina, well, congrats to you. Usually this is stuff I can ignore but don't demean sufferers, don't twist my words, back the f--k up bros. I told a story about being a weird 7 year old. I bet you have some too, old men, that I'd rather not hear. And yes, this is a rage spiral. Sometimes I get so mad I burn right up. Also I wish my sister wasn't laughing so hard." Her sister wasn't only laughing, but she also posted this in response: "heteronormativity deems certain behaviours harmful, and others "normal"; the state and media are always invested in maintaining that." I'm not sure what to make of this all, but it has certainly brought Dunham, TruthRevolt and Not That Kind of Girl into the sportlight.
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the ultimate headache -_-; on the one hand I'm not a huge Dunham fan, she talks about herself like she's the next coming of feminism when it should be more about uplifting everyone doing good work not just patting yourself on the back. but I don't really know much about this cause I haven't read the book. just seems like making a scandal out of something, especially if her sister is just laughing about it.
3 years ago·Reply
This is all really confusing?? Like, I get why people are mad, but I also get her and her sister's points about it being only "an issue" because of people seeing these actions as wrong, when they don't need to be. Which is admitting that it happened. Which to me is a bit off putting, and confusing, but I don't know that it's even wrong? I don tknow....too complicated: I'm checking out!
3 years ago·Reply
I don't think this is being handled well by any party involved. Shame on a legitimate website for stooping to that level for political reasons, and shame on Dunham for responding as she did, and for writing as she did.
3 years ago·Reply
@AgentCory @hikaymm @greggr Seems like all of us are a little "what the heck are we supposed to think about this?" It's a really weird situation, to be sure.
3 years ago·Reply