Mostly, we want a snark-free place for feminists to get information: “on how to vote, eat, dress, f***, and live better,” Dunham and Konner write in Lenny’s introduction. The former Secretary of State revealed that and more in an interview with Lena Dunham published Tuesday.
Lena Dunham and Girls producer Jenni Konner’s feminist newsletter Lenny landed in email inboxes today for its debut issue, featuring a lengthy interview with presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton right alongside a piece about denim trends and an article in collaboration with Planned Parenthood called “Is My Period Weird?” Here are a few highlights from the Q&A.
Going through old photos of her college days, the Democratic presidential front-runner told the comedian that a photo of her with a megaphone and dozens of women gathered around was “to do away with limited visiting hours by men” in the dorms at the women’s college. That was what this was about.
“You can see what a crowd it drew!”
“You think?” Clinton wanted to know, wondering whether she “should try to get back into it” for her potential inauguration. “So I raised it with the guy who was running the plant….Anyway, I go home that night, I go back the next day, and the whole operation has disappeared”. On that subject, Dunham sat silent as one half of the world’s most calculated and mercenary married couple claimed, “At every step along the way, I never could have predicted what I would have ended up doing”. “I tweet, but I do it through someone else”, said Dunham. “You get the connection”.
I was terrified about losing my identity and getting lost in the wake of Bill’s force-of-nature personality. “And so, yes, I’m a feminist, and I say it whenever I’m asked”. She explained her solution: “I want to give everybody a chance to refinance their debt”.
“So many young women of color – so many people of color – have suffered at the hands of police in the last few years. But I take it very seriously, and as president, I would do whatever I could to see what new laws were needed, what new training was needed, what new resources were needed”, she continued. “It is a question of how force is used, how our law enforcement are trained, what kind of mind-set they have as they go about their daily jobs”.
“It was a design of my friend Donna Karan”.
But I do love to fool around with fashion and have a few fun with it. And so I wore this, and a lot of the political pundits [said]: “What is the meaning of this?” and everything.
“No, I missed that”, Clinton responded in a promo video for the sitdown.