Lena Dunham Denies Supporting Hillary Clinton Just Because She's Female: That's "Misogynistic BS"

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Lena Dunham defends her support of Hillary Clinton's bid for president in 2016.

Lena Dunham has often made her love of Hillary Clinton clear, but when commenters on her Instagram implied Dunham only supported Clinton because of her gender, the actress set the record straight.

"Accusing women of supporting Hillary just because she's female is misogynistic BS," Dunham wrote on her Instagram account. "Women are smart enough to make decisions based on a number of factors: policy, track record, campaign strategy. Yes I think it's time for a female president but I'm not part of a witch's cabal that senses ovaries and suddenly MUST VOTE."

She added, "Go ahead, argue your political POV but don't insult a woman's intelligence by acting as though she votes exclusively along vaginal party lines." Dunham posted this alongside of a photo of Lil Kim, adding Kim lyrics to the caption and jokingly suggesting that "You know bitch I'm world wide" be a new Hillary campaign slogan. 

The conflict started when Dunham posted a picture of herself with a Hillary bumper sticker, after visiting Clinton's Brooklyn campaign headquarters.

Some commenters criticized either Clinton, Dunham or both:

One user wrote, "Wow clinton is just a big scam the only reason she has a chance is because of the women activist (and I'm not hating on women)," and another wrote, "Just bc she is a woman doesn't mean she is capable of being president. I'm so over Lena jumping on bandwagons without doing any research. Hollywood needs to stay out of politics."

"I'm seriously worried that ladies are going to vote for her just because she's a woman," said yet another commenter. Many people urged Lena Dunham to vote for Bernie Sanders instead, while others spoke about Hillary's decision to stay with Bill Clinton following the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

 

Hey, just a head's up: accusing women of supporting Hillary just because she's female is misogynistic BS- women are smart enough to make decisions based on a number of factors: policy, track record, campaign strategy. Yes I think it's time for a female president but I'm not part of a witch's cabal that senses ovaries and suddenly MUST VOTE. Plus if I was gonna vote for someone just because she was female it would be this chick, written in on all my ballots always. So go ahead, argue your political POV but don't insult a woman's intelligence by acting as though she votes exclusively along vaginal party lines. As Kim would say "I'm valedictorian y'all in the audience/And I've got nine hundred and ninety-nine votes, You got nine hundred and ninety-nine notes/You know bitch I'm worldwide." New Hillary campaign slogan? TGIF!

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