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Lena Dunham: “I Do Not Condone Any Kind Of Abuse”

“First and foremost, I want to be very clear that I do not condone any kind of abuse under any circumstances. … If the situations described in my book have been painful or triggering for people to read, I am sorry, as that was never my intention. I am also aware that the comic use…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 4, 2014

Mommie Dearest: On Lena Dunham & Teaching Children About Boundaries And Consent

This post isn’t about Lena Dunham… really. So many others, including The Frisky’s own Amelia, have written about Dunham, her book, and the passages about her sister that have led to claims of molestation. But, I’m writing this because of the conversation that’s currently being had about Lena Dunham, so we can’t not talk about…

Avital Norman Nathman / November 4, 2014

Lena Dunham Faces Accusations That She “Molested” Her Younger Sister

In her new memoir, Not That Kind Of Girl, Lena Dunham tells a couple of stories that include references to her younger sister Grace which are intended to illustrate Lena’s “weirdness” as a child, as well as her youthful obsession with the baby of the family. Instead, critics both on the right and the left…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 3, 2014

Celebs Heart Lena Dunham’s Planned Parenthood T-Shirt (And You Can Too!)

Lena Dunham teamed up with Planned Parenthood on her book tour, and now they’ve created a special-edition shirt with Lena’s name on it to raise money for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. All proceeds of the shirt will go towards the organization, and it’s release serves as great encouragement to show up at the polls for…

Claire Hannum / October 31, 2014

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read The Radical Housewife, Watch “Transparent” & Cook Soup

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do,

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 11, 2014

The US Prison System Exposes Trans* Inmates To Rape

The US prison system neglects the needs of trans* inmates and exposes them to rape. [VICE]
Emily Gould writes about why ignoring online trolls isn’t enough. [Buzzfeed]
Listen to Lena Dunham talk about her book and her life with NPR’s Terry Gross. [NPR]

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 2, 2014

15 Kickass Lena Dunham Quotes To Celebrate Her New Book

Lena Dunham’s first book, Not That Kind Of Girl, is out today, and The Frisky staff is excited. If the book is anything like the writing she’s put out into the world so far, we can expect a smart and honest take on experiences that are so wildly universal that we’ll be scratching our heads wondering…

Claire Hannum / September 30, 2014

I Love What Lena Dunham Has To Say About Telling Your Own Story

To promote her upcoming book, “Not That Kind Of Girl,” Lena Dunham released a series of “#AskLena” advice videos. Lena offers funny and insightful advice about bullies, feminism, friendship and other universal stresses. All the videos are worth watching, but I especially love this clip about women choosing to write about their personal experiences. [Who

Claire Hannum / September 25, 2014

Taylor Swift Admits She And Lena Dunham Like To Cosplay As Oregon Trail Characters

I woke up this morning to a frantic slew of text messages from one of my best girlfriends – the Taylor Swift to my Lena Dunham – telling me to “WAKE UP, BABE. SHIT’S GOING DOWN.” She informed me that TSwift’s Rolling Stone interview was finally available online, and embarrassingly, I sprung out of bed…

The Gloss / September 9, 2014

Taylor Swift Just Realized She’s Totally A Feminist

“As a teenager, I didn’t understand that saying you’re a feminist is just saying that you hope women and men will have equal rights and equal opportunities. What it seemed to me, the way it was phrased in culture, society, was that you hate men. And, now, I think a lot of girls have had…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 24, 2014

Lena Dunham Asked Her Twitter Followers Why They Use Birth Control

In light of the last month’s ruling by the Supreme Court that some employers with religious objections to birth control can deny coverage to female employees, Lena Dunham asked her followers Twitter to start an conversation about why we need the stuff in the first place.
I need birth control because I have endometriosi…

Claire Hannum / July 23, 2014

5 Reasons Why You Need To Listen To Bleachers’ New Album, Strange Desire

Yesterday was a big release day for music lovers.  Not only did it mark the highly anticipated return of one Miss Jenny Lewis—did you see her star-studded new video for “Just One Of The Guys”?—but it also introduced fans to the debut album from Bleachers, the alter ego of singer/guitarist Jack Antonoff. Called Strange Desire,…

Leslie Simon / July 16, 2014

Taylor Swift Spent The Holiday Weekend With Her Bazillion Famous Besties

Hey! How was your holiday weekend? Did you spend it with friends? So did Taylor Swift! See, there she is with Lena Dunham, Emma Stone, former “Gossip Girl” actress Jessica Szohr, Jaime King, indie pop singer Ingrid Michaelson, Canadian model Jessica Stam, and Australian model Amanda Griffith. You know, just some gal pals. Of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 7, 2014

Watch Lena Dunham Do An Interpretive Dance To Sia’s “Chandelier”

Lena Dunham graced “Late Night with Seth Meyers” with an interpretive dance to Sia’s “Chandelier.” Complete with a blonde wig, Lena offered her own hilarious take on the song’s music video while Sia just kinda chilled out face down on a bed onstage. Can Lena do a dance like this to every hit song? Something tell…

Claire Hannum / June 10, 2014

Lena Dunham Posted A Picture Of Her Bloody Panties On Instagram, Because Why Not?

Does it make you feel better or worse to know Lena Dunham’s butt is bleeding from a dog bite and not a monthly visit from Aunt Flo gone wrong? Not that I have anything against period blood, but I am a little relieved that we haven’t gotten to the Sharing The Fruits Of Our Menstruatio…

Jessica Wakeman / May 29, 2014

What If Hannah From “Girls” Hung Out With Dorothy From “The Golden Girls”?

Ross Mathews wondered the same thing on “Hello Ross,” so he presented us with this spoof in which Dorothy (played by Jackie Beat) says some choice words to Hannah Horvath that we’ve all longed to say ourselves. Whoa, between the ugly outfit, the hand gestures and the vocal intonations, Ross has his Hannah impersonation down. I…

Claire Hannum / March 27, 2014

Lena Dunham Weighs In On Woody Allen Molestation Accusations & Jamie Lynn Spears’ Wedding Got Kinda Weird

Lena Dunham said something smart (again) about Dylan Farrow’s accusations against Woody Allen: “I’m decidedly pro-Dylan Farrow and decidedly disgusted with Woody Allen’s behavior. But for me, when people go through his work and come through it for references to child molestation, that’s not the fucking point. I’m not comfortable living in a world…

Jessica Wakeman / March 19, 2014

Lena Dunham Cracked A Molestation Joke On Twitter

Lena Dunham tweeted and then deleted a rather unfunny joke about molestation this weekend. After she appeared on “Saturday Night Live,” a fan tweeted at her, “You don’t always have to get naked” and  Lena replied, “Please tell that to my uncle, mister. He’s been making me!” She quickly deleted the tweet and the…

Jessica Wakeman / March 10, 2014

Lena Dunham Will Write An Archie Comics Series

Lena Dunham is writing a four-part comic for the Archie series to be published in 2015. Apparently, Lena is a major fan of the comics. But is she a Betty or a Veronica? [People]
The “Duke porn star,” a.k.a. the Duke University freshman who has been paying for her college tuition by working…

Jessica Wakeman / March 4, 2014

Lena Dunham Is Hosting “Saturday Night Live” & Video Released Of Sam Worthington Punching Paparazzo

Lena Dunham will host “Saturday Night Live” on March 8 with musical guest The National. How many “Girls” jokes do you think they’re going to do about Hannah Horvath taking her clothes off? []
Robin Thicke’s eyebrow-raising VMAs performance with Miley Cyrus apparently didn’t have such a great effect on his marriage. You…

Jessica Wakeman / February 25, 2014
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