Lena Dunham–and what many view as her new of jobless, white feminism–continues to face one controversy after another. To begin with, she mishandled reacting to sexual assault allegations against a author on her series Girls, then, as she often does, she cried for offending a huge swath of the populace by saying she had been acting “naively. ”
But writer Zinzi Clemmons isn’t buying it. She says she’s leaving Dunham’s ” citing the “ well-known racism, newsletter, “ Lenny Letter. ”
Clemmons distanced herself from “Lenny Letter” on Sunday at a Twitter article, referencing Dunham’s current announcements against Aurora Perrineau, who accused Girls author Murray Miller of sexual attack during the series’s conduct. As both women went into Brown University the Lenny writer understood Dunham “ ”, for decades. Clemmons said Dunham and her buddies “ had a lot of power and seemed to get off on denying it and simultaneously wielding it. ”
“Back in college, I avoided those people like the plague because of their racism,” Clemmons wrote in her post. “that I’d call ’ which uses sarcasm as a cover, their strain ‘ hipster racism, and in the end, it looks a lot like gaslighting. ”
Clemmons stated that one girl in Dunham’s circle “was known in order to be provocative to use the N word in dialogue. ” She also asserts among her best friends was “victimized in virtually the same way” as Perrineau by somebody Dunham knew.
He continues to move in these circles, and It was never addressed also has a effective job,” Clemmons wrote. “middle class grew up, in the art or writing worlds with no family connections, and also my friend was from a similar background. We were helpless against them. ”
It is time for women of colour women in to divest from Lena Dunham. pic.twitter.com/dxOWCLhTpA
— zinziclemmons (@zinziclemmons) November 19, 2017
Clemmons has gone viral. Many point out that writers of colour are no more putting up with white-dominated networking spaces since they know they ’ re being held down by people that are powerful like Dunham.
Thank you for your letter. I had my qualms against subscribing to Lenny at the first place because of Dunham,but the stories (including yours)were soooooo excellent. The fact that she set out this announcement feels just like a stab (1/2)
— kp (@kiaraapee) November 19, 2017
From the chest because of the romantic stories about abuse that I’t read. I stand in solidarity with you and also will be unsubscribing today ❤️ thank you to your voice (2/2)
— kp (@kiaraapee) November 19, 2017
This hit because, as an aspiring author, and one of it, colour’s hard enough to know which bars will take your job. However, I feel so much more empowered by your announcement, thank you zinzi!
— Paris Close (@ParisSpeaking) November 19, 2017
I can't stand @lenadunham and haven’t watched or read anything of hers. She's the embodiment of feminism and privilege. Born base and believes she struck a home run. I ' m whitened but am marginalized since I’ve a chronic disease that is disabling. Thank you.
— Laura Durnell (@LauraDurnell) November 20, 2017
Others hope that actors distance themselves and will call out Dunham.
— A A (@chVol93) November 19, 2017
— Julia J (@JuliaJ45) November 19, 2017
Don't forget @shondarhimes
— Gayelle (@Gayelle10) November 19, 2017
And some are completely unsurprised. After all, Girls was pretty obsessed with white hipster womanhood.
I should’t understood Lena Dunham was a lil racist biotch except for this one time she outdated Gambino on the series there was never any black ppl on GIRLS
— Jinx✨🥀 (@MissHonieB) November 20, 2017
Discovered the news about Lena Dunham. My 2 cents:
Lena Dunham is a greedy racist, and genuinely stupid human being
— Simone (@Simone100proof) November 20, 2017
Hipster racist white feminism & 110% describes Lena Dunham.
Additionally, the disparity of images when you google @zinziclemmons. This girl took a stand against her, and almost every outlet has Dunham's film. That furthers Zinzi's debate. https://t.co/uX6YtlgJVE
— Matt Thomas (@tatt_mhomas) November 20, 2017
Lena Dunham is on some bullshit. Please send her bum that is racist into irrelevancy where she goes.
— PUNCH NAZIS GET MONEY (@grumpyfeminist) November 20, 2017
Although “feminism” is now trendy in recent years, white feminism’s roots continue to have a stronghold in mainstream movements, often poisoning discussions by forcing activists to concentrate on whitened cisgender women’s encounters as the default option. Hard powerful women like Dunham is a beginning to solving this problem.
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