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Who Is @LenaDunham’s Uncle and Why Does He Keep Making Her Get Naked?

Posted on | March 10, 2014 | 30 Comments

Oh, it was just a joke, says the habitually naked HBO star, but why would she even have thought of a “joke” like this? Responding to someone on Twitter who criticized Dunham’s “branding” as The Unattractive Girl Who Is Always Naked, she responded: “Please tell that to my uncle, mister. He’s been making me!” Then she deleted the Tweet and explained it by saying she was just “sleepy” but . . .

Can we say issues, boys and girls? I think we can.

Twitchy points out that Dunham has made uncle molestation “jokes” before and — I think this is highly relevant — many women who identify as feminists (as Dunham adamantly does) have personal histories of previous sexual abuse, so that “the personal is political” becomes a way to make their grievances with specific victimizers part of an ideology that generalizes such abuse into a narrative of oppression. And if you dare to question the politicization of individual trauma, then you are a misogynist who is “blaming the victim.”

Let me digress briefly to remind you that (a) Democrats have signaled that they plan to recycle the “War on Women” meme for the 2014 mid-term campaign; (b) the whole Todd Akin episode in 2012 shows how Democrats routinely turn policy debates into discussions of rape and incest; and (c) the looming menace of Hillary Clinton in 2016 means that conservatives need to get serious about isolating feminist rhetorical tactics as an issue. But I digress . . .

When you scratch a fanatical feminist, a psycho nutcase bleeds.

That is to say, you will seldom encounter an outspoken feminist who isn’t on Prozac or some other medication to help her deal with her emotional issues. Crazy is as crazy does. To make yourself an advocate for the unlimited slaughter of unborn children is crazy and so, when we start noticing evidence that a feminist has “issues,” we ought not ignore it. You may remember the #StopRush fanatic Melissa K. Brewer, whose harassment of pro-life activists on Twitter led to her exposure as a convicted prostitute. Brewer’s defensive reaction? She’s a victim with psychiatric problems:

No matter how hard I tried to suppress it, I had underlying mental illness, and “looking normal” or “acting okay” never erased that desire to destroy myself, cut myself, or take my own life. . . .
Living with a secret mental illness isn’t easy. . . .
When I look back at it, it all feels like some surreal nightmare to me. My psychiatrist once told me that people with PTSD walk around with a feeling of “unreality” . . .
By the time I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, I had attempted suicide three times. . . .

Go read my October 2013 post in case you’ve forgotten who Melissa Brewer is and what Melissa Brewer did. However much sympathy we may have toward abuse survivors and the mentally ill, we cannot permit emotionally damaged people to exploit claims of victimhood as an excuse to inflict their craziness on the innocent.

This would be bad enough in any situation, but the victimology obsession of feminism enables outright craziness to infect our political discourse in a way that always favors Democrats“The Pervert Party” whose advocacy of deviant sexual “liberation” is, in fact, directly implicated in the victimization of women and girls.

Virginia Democrat molested two little girls at
his 10-year-old daughter’s birthday sleepover

Trigger alert,” as the feminists like to say.

There is a fundamental irrationality involved which becomes evident when the feminist argument is reduced to a syllogism:

  • A. I was molested as a child;
  • B. Rush Limbaugh is a Republican;
    and therefore

If this sounds like hyperbole, you have not critically examined Melissa Brewer’s demented apologia, in which she says she “grew up with little to no sense of self-worth,” because she “had been molested by my father as a child” and she “was raped at age 17 while I was run away from home” and as a result she is certifiably crazy:

Living with a secret mental illness isn’t easy. Coping on a daily basis is nearly possible. You often end up being friends with people that are pretty much in the same situation that you are: self-hating, self-loathing, angry with the world, ashamed of their problems. Unable or unwilling to pinpoint the trauma they’ve experienced, or in some cases, put themselves through. (People with trauma issues tend to get into relationships that are toxic, turn to prostitution or despair, unknowingly from the underlying belief that trauma a “normal part of life.” If you spend the first 15 or so years of your life being abused, well..It becomes normal.) Drugs and alcohol can often numb the despair, dull the symptoms, and otherwise help you cope with day to day life. Drug and alcohol abuse enabled me to play the role I believed I was supposed to play in that world; party girl, crazy drunk, helpless addict, pathetic girlfriend who didn’t mind if you pushed her around, hit her, or called her names.

All of this may be true. However, one of the manifestations of Melissa Brewer’s mental illness is that she is a pathological liar, to say nothing of her narcissistic tendency toward self-pity and blame-shifting. Lots of people endure misfortune and hardship without turning their circumstances into an excuse for attempting to destroy the lives of innocent people who did them no wrong.

In April 2012, Melissa Brewer (then using @subculturestuff as her Twitter handle) was described as “one of the main instigators” of an attempt to get conservative activists banned from Twitter. Failing to learn from that episode, she continued her online harassment as @catsrimportant until someone figured out she was the same Melissa Brewer who, at age 28 in 2006, had offered herself on Craigslist as a prostitute providing “full service” for $200 an hour — with a convicted teenage sex offender as her pimp.

Exactly how does it make sense for this person, who by her own admission is mentally ill, to appoint herself as arbiter of who is allowed to participate in political discourse, filing bogus Twitter terms-of-service violation complaints against her chosen enemies in an effort to get their accounts suspended? Yet the rage of this madwoman was accepted by Twitter as a legitimate reason to punish sane people, because PROGRESSIVE! Because PRO-CHOICE! Because FEMINIST!

The irrationality of feminism explains how you get a sexual harasser like Bill Clinton being defended by Nina Burleigh: “I’d be happy to give him a blow job just to thank him for keeping abortion legal.”

I repeat: Crazy is as crazy does, and feminism is to crazy women what your front-porch light is to moths at night.

Are Lena Dunham’s perverted uncle “jokes” merely jokes?

Maybe, but maybe not. She’s a feminist who thinks it is “empowering” to get naked on cable TV every week and, based on years of observing emotionally damaged feminists in action, that kind of persistent craziness is usually the product of a weird background.




30 Responses to “Who Is @LenaDunham’s Uncle and Why Does He Keep Making Her Get Naked?”

  1. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 10th, 2014 @ 9:08 pm

    Are you suggesting Leah has issues?

  2. CrustyB
    March 10th, 2014 @ 9:29 pm

    I’m as straight as a laser beam but Lena naked looks like she was rode hard and put away wet.

  3. AMartel
    March 10th, 2014 @ 9:33 pm

    That twitpic: They look like the retarded mutant children of the corn. The Obamas look mature next to them. Maybe that’s the idea.

  4. AMartel
    March 10th, 2014 @ 9:40 pm

    What would happen if Eloise at the Plaza was no longer six? No longer semi-controlled by rawther British nanny? Who thought that this would be cute?

  5. Jeanette Victoria
    March 10th, 2014 @ 9:44 pm

    I’m still trying to figure out what the attraction to seeing this woman naked

  6. Mernaise
    March 10th, 2014 @ 10:04 pm

    It’s not a public attraction to her nudity. It’s her attraction to subjecting the public to her nudity.

  7. Jeanette Victoria
    March 10th, 2014 @ 10:09 pm

    I think you nailed it

  8. Homer J
    March 10th, 2014 @ 10:18 pm

    It is maddening to see the Republicans get fooled and sidetracked by such obvious questions about rape and incest. There is such an easy response: “Yes, I’d love to address that topic. Rape and incest are serious crimes that deserve serious punishments. But Planned Parenthood and other abortionists help hide those crimes. They have been caught repeatedly on audio and video systematically hiding statutory rape, incest and sex trafficking, yet we continue to give them hundreds of millions of dollars per year of money that we are borrowing from our grandchildren.”

    If they would respond like that the moderators would never bring up that topic again.

    More here:

  9. Stogie Chomper
    March 10th, 2014 @ 11:03 pm


  10. Finrod Felagund
    March 10th, 2014 @ 11:21 pm

    Sorry, but I read her admission to being an unclefucker and I was immediately lost in the South Park movie.

  11. BruceC
    March 10th, 2014 @ 11:23 pm

    Rhetorically speaking, of course.

  12. Jeff Edelman
    March 10th, 2014 @ 11:33 pm

    Progressives are mentally ill. I thought for sometime that they have abandonment issues. They want Gov to love them, to hold them because mommy and daddy never did. Brewer admits that they are attracted to those with like problems. It’s like abused girls who join the porn industry. I’ve heard more than one say they feel like it’s a family and they feel “loved.” So, one can see how they would feel a kinship with progressives/big government. They identify with the party that kills babies, condones sexual abuse (NAMBLA), the obliteration of the definition of marriage and the traditional family. It’s the lover that abuses you all over again. What will they do when they realize they’ve been let down and abused again as a result of their relationship with Gov?

  13. WarEagle82
    March 10th, 2014 @ 11:47 pm

    And on another front in America’s on-going plunge into utter moral depravity, Miriam’s mommy and daddy find out what their “Special Slut-flake” has been up to while away at college…

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  15. Wombat_socho
    March 11th, 2014 @ 1:04 am

    Solid contender for top ten worst homecoming stories ever.

  16. towerclimber37
    March 11th, 2014 @ 3:48 am

    Beauty may be subjective but that female isnt anywhere NEAR the word..why is she getting naked again and who cares? Grease might be sexy to some but if you slap it on a pig, its still a pig…just sayin

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  18. Frankly Bored
    March 11th, 2014 @ 7:31 am

    The picture at the top of the post looks just like the kid from The Shining. Redrum! Redrum! Redrum! Danny isn’t here, Mrs. Torrance…

  19. JoeGoldner
    March 11th, 2014 @ 7:49 am

    The only war on women is being conducted by the Democrats!

  20. creeper
    March 11th, 2014 @ 10:40 am

    “many women who identify as feminists (as Dunham adamantly does) have personal histories of previous sexual abuse”

    I have news for you, Stacy. You could have eliminated that subordinate clause and your statement would have been more accurate.

    In fact, I would venture to say that MOST women, of any political stripe, have been victimes of sexual abuse at one time.

  21. G Joubert
    March 11th, 2014 @ 11:26 am

    For someone of her privileged background she exhibits profound personal self-esteem issues, to the point of pathology. I wonder where that came from…

  22. Rob Crawford
    March 11th, 2014 @ 12:05 pm

    You believe everything they said in your Wymens Studies class, eh?

  23. T
    March 11th, 2014 @ 12:15 pm

    Lot of issues here; two of them: You do have a generation of women now, who are comfortable with throwing their craziness in people’s faces and wearing it like a badge.
    But these same women are being used by the PowersThatBe to carry out damage in the name of ‘feminism’.
    MY feminism, from way back when, was to agitate for better jobs, and pay. It was for more respect.
    I agree with access to contraception, etc. But… I am NOT going to pay for every woman’s damn birth control, etc, through Obamacare.

  24. trangbang68
    March 11th, 2014 @ 3:04 pm

    Wait…Lena Dunham’s date contains the words “jack” and “off” in his name? Central casting couldn’t come up with such a crew of misfits, psychotics, loonie tunes and grifters if they tried. Diane Arbus ought to re-photograph “Freaks”. She can just stand outside the door at the next Democrat convention.

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  26. K-Bob
    March 11th, 2014 @ 4:10 pm

    The rape stats in Sweden make your claim seem more believable than not.

    Of course, “sexual abuse” is a psychological term as well as a legal one. Some shrinks would classify leering as being a form of sexual abuse.

  27. K-Bob
    March 11th, 2014 @ 4:13 pm

    Ron White:

    You know how it is, and you fellas can back me up on this, but once you’ve seen one woman naked, …you pretty much wanna see ’em all.

  28. Alogon
    March 11th, 2014 @ 11:06 pm

    More like grazed hard and put away fed

  29. Alogon
    March 11th, 2014 @ 11:10 pm

    And what extremely broad definition of “sexual abuse” are you employing? One that includes inadvertently seeing a pin-up from SI’s Swimsuit Issue as “sexual abuse”?
    And what percentage is “most”? 51%? 75%? 99.9%?

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