According to Girls creator Lena Dunham, the media’s coverage of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been “rabidly sexist”
She recently spoke out about what she feels is obviously “gendered” coverage of Clinton and her campaign.
“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 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,'” she said in an interview with Variety.
On that list would be words like “shrill”, “difficult”, and “frumpy”.
Dunham has been in Hillary Clinton’s corner for some time now.
Very excited to hit the road for @HillaryClinton in 2016. Iowa on Jan 9. and more stops announced soon! What does a STUMPER wear!?
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) December 15, 2015
Happy Birthday Hillary Clinton! I know you may not be ready to say it back, but I love you.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) October 26, 2015
Last year, Dunham interviewed Clinton for her digital newsletter.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 24, 2015