It appears that America is stuck with Lena Dunham for the foreseeable future—she hasn’t expressed a desire to fulfill her promise of leaving the country if Donald Trump becomes President.
After days of silence, normally outspoken Dunham finally published a letter dedicated to social justice warriors of America, who are feeling wounded after Trump’s resounding victory. She claimed “the work isn’t done,” adding “it is only beginning” and urged people to “don’t agonize, organize.”
This would seem to confirm that Dunham won’t be leaving the country and instead will fight for social justice back at home. She added: “We will stun ourselves with what we are capable of. We will laugh with surprise like kids who finally threw a punch back at the schoolyard bully. We will watch our friends in awe as they step forward and demand more, as they recognize and wield their politicized identities. We will not be governed by fear. We will show our children a different way. We will go home like shooting stars.”
In the letter, Dunham also didn’t miss the opportunity to attack everyone except Hillary Clinton. She slammed white women who decided to vote for Trump rather than supporting the sisterhood:
It’s painful to know that white women, so unable to see the unity of female identity, so unable to look past their violent privilege, and so inoculated with hate for themselves, showed up to the polls for him, too
The HBO show Girls‘ star also celebrated how woke her generation is, saying: “We are the generation with the strongest and most vast understanding of identity politics yet. We recognize intersections and contradictions and want to make room for them in people and in government.”
She added that: “Our hearts are open, but our resolve is strong. We want to create a different kind of America than has ever existed. America will not be great until it fulfills its promise of liberty and justice for all.”
Of course, in typical Dunham fashion, when it comes to opening hearts to those who think differently, she said that there’s no need to understand “what’s going on in the minds of the people who voted for Donald Trump” because “it’s not the job of the abused to understand their abuser.”
We hope Lena will continue to cheer us with her daily dose of social justice.