Two, though it's hard for us as adults to not project sexuality on bodies or touching, Lena was 7 years old and zero percent of this was sexual. We all need to get over ourselves a little bit.
However, although it's in a different part of the chapter, the above excerpt rarely has been discussed without a mention of another section about the way, a few years later, Lena explored her sexuality with her sister, bribing her to kiss her or masturbating in the bed next to her. Lena, in her ever-unfortunate wisdom, decided to describe her actions to get her sister's attention as things "a sexual predator might do to woo a small suburban girl."
When I read that excerpt, I immediately logged in to Tumblr with an already half-formed politically correct rant in my head, but before I could type a word, a conservative website, TruthRevolt, published a critique (featuring accusations of sexual assault) so fucking stupid it sucked every bit of SJW energy right out of me.
That's the one!
Shortly thereafter, the world exploded with freakishly strong opinions on why we need to defend Lena at all costs.
I know it sounds harsh, but the reality is: sorry, no we don't. Disliking Lena Dunham and disliking people who criticize her for stupid, misogynistic reasons are not mutually exclusive mindsets. We are large; we contain multitudes. Make room in your heart for multifaceted anger.
Personally, I'm not a fan of Lena Dunham, mostly because her complete lack of self-awareness and weird, mid-20s narcissism doesn't appeal to me, despite (due to?) my also being a white girl in my 20s who can never tell if I'm completely fucking awful or better than everyone else.