Lena Dunham, who has been stumping for Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonMadonna to critics of women's march: 'F--k you' Women's march takes over DC Michael Moore tears up copy of Washington Post at women's march MORE, is calling the way the Democratic presidential front-runner has been portrayed in the media “gendered and rabidly sexist.”
The 29-year-old actress and writer behind HBO’s “Girls” — who hit the campaign trail in Iowa for Clinton earlier this month — tells Variety, “The way that Hillary Clinton’s been talked about in the media is so gendered and rabidly sexist in every single portrayal.”
“Like I literally want to make a list that we hand to media outlets that says, ‘These are the words you can’t use when describing a female candidate: shrill, inaccessible, difficult, frumpy, plastic.’” Dunham didn’t specify any particular media organizations or publications she was referring to.
“If we were allowed to talk about male candidates like that,” Dunham added, “I’d have a f------ field day. I’d enjoy my life so much.”
“Sorry,” Dunham said with a slight smile, “I get too worked up.”