Get off Lena Dunhams ass……No really, I mean her ass….

People are really slamming Lena Dunham, the creator of the HBO series “Girls” and recent golden globe winner….I’ve heard everything from assumptions that she has only become a famous writer because of her parents wealth and status as artist. Along with online comments declaring that she is ridiculously ugly and an exhibitionist that should be ashamed of her body and stop acting nude on Girls.  What I don’t understand, is the women who feign support for the empowerment of our gender, while ripping women apart when they accomplish something they are jealous of. (or don’t understand)  More to the point, I’ve noticed women attacking those who have a HEALTHY, confident, acceptance of their body when that body does not fit the normal visual standard.   I have a real problem with this, for starters this is Lena’s body, she is making art, and using her own body as her muse.  She is comfortable enough to lead with her intellect, as opposed to becoming encumbered by her physical imperfections.  I wish more women would rely on their witty intellect and less on rating their own body against an ideal.  What guts, what bravery!  This womans strength in terms of self acceptance should be lauded from the rooftops; not ripped apart by critics.  She is writing a raw show touching on the experiences of real women.  Do you think pages write themselves?  She is earning everything she’s being compensated for by HBO.  Rich, privileged, or not, experiences among women don’t vary that much. Lena is able to get it down in the form of a script.  Get off her ass, literally, get off her ass.  Howard Stern attacked her weight, Charlie Rose asked her if she was an exhibitionist because she writes her own nude scenes,(why shouldn’t she? Because she isn’t a Sharon Stone look-alike?) critics online say, her ass is horrible to look at, too large, too soft, pear-shaped body etc.  Seriously? Why hasn’t somebody told Howard Stern his head looks like stretched taffy and he needs to eat. He wouldn’t take that from anybody and neither should Lena.  I think people are so angered by her success because of that fact that she seems so normal.  She comes across like that awkward girl you knew in high school and has scenes that make you cringe because admittedly or not, you’ve probably been in a  similar situation at one time or another.  All I see is a fun, witty, creative, brave, strong, woman kicking some ass…..pun intended.

 

   

“I’m not that fat, Howard,” she said. “I don’t mean to take major issue with you  about this. I’m not super thin, but I’m thin for, like, Detroit.”
-Lena Dunham to Howard Stern

Interview Magazine article:  http://www.interviewmagazine.com/film/lena-dunham-1/

From a critic:  @krisco – A lumpy, selfish, loutish, unemployed, uninspired girl who dresses in clown outfits is constantly pursued by men and has lots of friends who love her? Realistic? Perhaps if you’re the daughter of rich, famous parents.

This critics quote may be found at:  http://nymag.com/arts/tv/features/girls-lena-dunham-2012-4/index1.htm

 

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The wife always wins….

Cheating blog1cheating blog 2cheating 3I was at a New Years party last night and noticed an intense attraction simmering between a 20-year-old girl and a 35-year-old married man. I’ve got to be honest, a part of me smiled to myself…oh, to be young and stupid again…another part of me thought, you are going to regret this by morning kiddo, I hope you didn’t exchange numbers. Later that evening, I found them in a dark back corner making out. His wife was at home asleep; literally, two doors down. I did my best to keep their “Tongue swapping” area off-limits. The wiser part of me did it to protect this young girls reputation…..the selfish side of me did it so that his wife wouldn’t walk in, see this, and wreak havoc on the party. I wanted to whack the man on the back of the head and drag him out like a little boy; but at the last moment, I thought better of it. I felt my lips open to give the girl a piece of my mind but there again, knew it was not the time nor the place. She wouldnt have listened anyway. In her young mind, this married man was probably much like a CIA agent or a vampire. Alluring, off-limits, mysterious, dangerous, all mixed with a need to feel powerful and grown-up. And of course a raging libido. My words would have sounded very Charlie Brown-ish whomp-whomp-wharrp-wharrp…..but in slow motion. Sometimes, the best thing you can do is stay out of it, mingle with guests, count down to the new year, and drink more champagne…quicky.