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Lena Dunham Says Men Are Just As Sensitive As Women

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“I never chalk up anything to the gender divide and say ‘Well, that’s just a male thing.’  I hate the conventional wisdom that men are supposedly complete pieces of shit and it’s our job as women to put up with them.  Men are just as sensitive and easily victimized as women are, but there’s not as much of an infrastructure for expressing it.  That drives me nuts.  We’re all humans and doing human stuff.  We’d have a better world if everyone had someone they could pay for talk therapy.”

Lena Dunham sat down to answer 20 questions in the latest issue of Playboy and had some insightful things to say about men, feminism, and learning the birds and the bees. God, do I agree with her on this one — if everyone could just have access to a little therapy, even people who think they don’t need it, we’d all be better off, because we’d be addressing our shit instead of taking it out on other people — our friends, our families, the people we date, etc. When I become President, it’ll be free therapy for everyone! Hurrah! Anyway, click on to read some more choice quotes from Dunham’s Playboy interview…

On “Porn Guys”:

“I’ve been lucky enough not to date the Porn Guy.  There have been weirdos, but not him.  I think you can identify the porny guys early on, based on their behavior: They try to force you into unnatural cinematic sexual positions, or they just seem to have learned a lot of their moves from people who do sex acts for a living.  A quick check of their browser history will reveal all you need to know.”

On Whether “Girls” Is A Feminist Show:

“How could a show about women exploring women not be?  Feminism isn’t a dirty word.  It’s not like we’re a deranged group who think women should take over the planet, raise our young on our own and eliminate men from the picture.  Feminism is about women having all the rights that men have.”

On Waking Up With The Body Of A Victoria’s Secret Model:

“I don’t think I’d like it very much.  There would be all kinds of weird challenges to deal with that I don’t have to deal with now.  I don’t want to go through life wondering if people are talking to me because I have a big rack.  Not being the babest person in the world creates a nice barrier.  That said, I probably would want to see if I could get free food at restaurants.  Then I’d call a doctor and see if she could return me to my former situation.”

On How She First Learned About Sex:

“I think I was five.  A girl at school explained it to me.  I didn’t believe her because it seemed so barbaric, so I went home and asked my parents if it was true.  They sat down and explained sex to me.  My parents were sensitive.  They said, ‘Your dad and I did this so that you could get made.’  They gave me the male and female perspective.  That was the traumatic part.  I remember thinking, I don’t want to learn this, and I definitely don’t want to learn this looking at the faces of both of you.  I wish one of them had taken the job and come into my bedroom alone.  But I asked.  It was because of Amanda DiLauro told me, so it was really her fault.”

Check out the full interview at the link! [Playboy]

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