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It’s just so crazy because I spent six years of my career being called things like ‘bag of milk’… ‘baby cow,’ ‘aging cow.’ But when she recently lost weight, some people also turned against her. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS Then I had this experience of my body changing and suddenly I had all these people being like, 'you're a hypocrite, I thought you were body positive. I thought you were a person who embraced bodies of all sizes,' and I'm like ‘I do, I just also understand that bodies change, we live a long time, things happen.’ Dunham told DeGeneres she the comments irked her. I was frustrated by it because it really was evidence that as a woman in Hollywood, you just can't win.
I have received more hostility for voting for a qualified female candidate than I have ever received anywhere from the American right wing, the fact that other members of the Democratic Party have spoken to me like I was an ill informed child for voting for someone who represents everything I think this country should be is outrageous.
Vogue is the place that we go to look at beautiful clothes and fancy places and escapism and so I feel like if the story reflects me and I happen to be wearing a beautiful Prada dress and surrounded by beautiful men and dogs, what's the problem? if they want to see what I really look like go watch the show that I make every single week.
I'm embarrassed to say this but it took me far too long to start voting. I had been of legal age for more than four years before I cast my first vote in the 2008 presidential election, it's not that I didn't care, but I didn't believe that me caring mattered. It was impossible for me to comprehend that one young woman checking a box after waiting in a long line could matter on a national level.
There was a real chance that if things hadn't gone the way they did in 2012, Mitt Romney would be the president right now and we would be facing even more terrifying setbacks for women's rights nationally, its no secret that women's rights matter to me, that's why my Twitter feed is littered w so much heinous violence.
When I was raped, I felt powerless. I felt my value had been determined by someone else, someone who sent me the message that body was not my own my choices were meaningless, it took years to recognize my personal worth was not tied to my assault, that the voices telling me I deserved this were phantoms, they were liars.