Lena Dunham: Cuts to Planned Parenthood and ‘American Misogyny’ Caused My Weight Loss

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By Lukas Mikelionis | 6:15 am, May 8, 2017

HBO Girls star Lena Dunham has taken to Instagram to attack a tabloid magazine’s diet advice, saying the election result that revealed “the true depths of American misogyny”, together with liberal media and cuts to Planned Parenthood caused her to lose weight.

In an Instagram post the actress slammed celebrity and entertainment magazine Us Weekly for using her photo accompanied with “20 slim down diet tips stars are using” headline on its front page.

“I have no tips I give no tips I don’t want to be on this cover because it’s diametrically opposed to everything I’ve fought my whole career,” Dunham wrote. “It’s not a compliment to me because it’s not an achievement thanks,” adding that her weight loss had to do with having “a pre-existing condition”.

Dunham shed a significant amount of weight in a short space of time recently. The Sun reported that the actress is using the same personal trainer as fellow actress Gwyneth Paltrow.

But the Hillary Clinton aficionado, who campaigned relentlessly for the failed Clinton campaign, then offered bizarre tips on what actually caused her to lose weight – some of which have to do with politics.

She wrote: “An election that reveals the true depths of American misogyny. Watching institutions you love from Planned Parenthood to PBS be threatened by cartoon mustache-twirling villains.

“Realizing that even the liberal media wants those clicks no matter what.

“Worrying ceaselessly about the health and safety of women you know and women you don’t”.

20 slimdown diet tips! 1. anxiety disorder * 2. resultant constant nausea 3. an election that reveals the true depths of American misogyny 4. constant sweaty dreams of dystopian future 5. abdominal adhesions pinning ovary below uterus * 6. baseless but still harrowing threats to physical safety online and through smail mail 7. watching institutions you love from Planned Parenthood to PBS be threatened by cartoon mustache-twirling villains 8. finally realizing superheroes aren't real (specifically the X-Factor, really thought they'd handle this) 9. marching your ass off 10. a quiet rage that replaces need for food with need for revenge 11. sleeping 19 hours a day 12. realizing that even the liberal media wants dem clicks no matter whut 13. worrying ceaselessly about the health and safety of women you know and women you don't 14. realizing who ya real friends are 15. having to switch from Uber to Lyft (lots of calories burned trying to understand a new app, then even more trying to understand if the conflict was resolved) 16. bladder spasms, urinary frequency and urgency * 17. having your phone number leaked and violent images texted to your phone by randos under names like VERYFATCHUCKYBOY@creepz.com 18. keeping your back arched against the wind 19. um, who the fuck cares? 20. I have no tips I give no tips I don't want to be on this cover cuz it's diametrically opposed to everything I've fought my whole career for and it's not a compliment to me because it's not an achievement thanx * Star indicates a pre-existing condition

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