Lena Dunham: Clinton coverage 'rabidly sexist'

Lena Dunham, who has been stumping for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillicon Valley: Facebook civil rights audit finds 'serious setbacks' | Facebook takes down Roger Stone-affiliated accounts, pages | State and local officials beg Congress for more elections funds OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Sanders-Biden climate task force calls for carbon-free power by 2035 | Park Police did not record radio transmissions during June 1 sweep of White House protesters | Court upholds protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears GOP Miami mayor does not commit to voting for Trump 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.”


In a story published Sunday, the entertainer said of Clinton, “Whether it’s the attacks on her personal life or the adjectives that are used to describe her clothing, we have to do a full reexamination.”

“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.”