She recently shared a photo of herself in musician boyfriend Jack Antonoff’s Calvin Klein underwear, which led to mass criticism of her figure.
The former secretary of state talked at length about her 20s with Dunham, a millennial feminist icon and creator of the HBO show “Girls” who supports Clinton’s campaign.
“I think even if you think you can separate yourself from the kind of verbal violence that’s being directed at you, that it creates a few really kind of cancerous stuff inside you, even if you think, ‘Oh, I can read like 10 mentions that say I should be stoned to death.’ That’s verbal abuse”. Yet despite her appearances alongside Hollywood’s finest, Clinton is facing her sharpest poll drops in months, including a slip with young female voters. The interview, posted on Dunham’s site LennyLetter.com, is the latest in Clinton’s efforts to appeal to her constituency through celebrity outreach.
The testament to that is what follows the Clinton interview: a profile of June Jordan, an African-American writer and architect who published more than two-dozen books in her lifetime but gets less praise and recognition than Lenny believes she deserves.
The cold-shoulder look, which happens to be one of the biggest trends of the spring 2016 season thus far, was still relatively new 22 years ago, making Clinton a style pioneer in her own right. Whereas in the general election, her positions seem less of a liability than her persona-Clinton says all the things on economic policy and foreign policy and women’s rights and racial justice and immigration reform that the majority of voters back.
We hope it stays that way – we love having her around! The newsletter offers subscribers a weekly dose of feminism in an effort to increase young women’s political engagement. “And then I went to work for the impeachment staff that was investigating Richard Nixon”.
Dunham’s Lenny Letter has been low on the comedy quotient so far.
That’s why she felt comfortable quizzing Clinton not only on her policy positions, but also that “chic” Donna Karan dress.
Clinton told a delighted Dunham the protest was to end “curfews and visiting hours by men”.
“Your full identity can’t be in that person”, he warned readers of getting too attached to the baes of their lives.
And yet, Dunham is acutely aware of how hard it’s going to be to pull this off. Gwyneth Paltrow, for example, is mocked for running a successful business providing tips and resources to a well-heeled crowd – something completely ordinary were it not for her celebrity. Looking back, Clinton said that the college years are so important in shaping who you are as a person.
But she’s insists she’s still listening.