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Mar 20 2016
Leave Lena Alone: GIRLS Creator Vents About Vitriol Over Supporting Hillary Clinton Comments (0)

Lena Dunham, while campaigning for Hillary Clinton, said she has received “more hostility for voting for a qualified female candidate than I have ever received anywhere from the American right wing.”

The part I can relate to is where she went on to say: “The fact that other members of the Democratic Party have spoken to me like I was an ill-informed child for voting for someone who represents everything I think this country should be is outrageous.”

I don't dislike Bernie Sanders, but this is a trend among his supporters that can really grate; they act like I haven't assessed both candidates fairly and come to an educated decision as to why I prefer one over the other. Instead, they assume I'm “asleep” or “brainwashed” or, because I'm gay, I'm just automatically supporting Hillary Clinton. Either that, or I'm blind to this huge conspiracy that exists to keep sheep like me in place.

And this often comes from people half my age.

Not that young people can't be deeply thoughtful and intelligent, but it's pretty galling when someone so young approaches me as if I'm not a thinker. I'm not always gonna be right, but one thing I will never be is rash in my opinions. I don't underthink, I overthink, thanks.

I assume most of Bernie's boosters have arrived where they are due to lots of thought, and that we just see things differently. It would be nice to receive the same consideration.