Some know #lena dunham as an actress, others know her as an ardent supporter of liberal causes and political candidates. Now Lena Dunham has apparently embraced a new role -- as a self-appointed Buddha tasked with the job of re-educating white females.
Dunham appeared on ABC's 'The View' on Friday to discuss her beliefs on politics and feminism, telling Joy Behar that white females who cast their ballots for #Donald Trump need to be "enlightened." The actress explained to Behar that it is an "incredible problem" that 53 percent of women in America voted for Trump, before scolding Trump-supporting females for voting against their own best interests, as well as the "interests of their sisters.".
Dunham compares herself to parent, compares other women to children
In an epic display of elitist condescension, Dunham then proceeded to lecture these seemingly unenlightened females, comparing herself to a parent of a teenager in the process:
"It’s almost like being a parent to a teenager where they’re so mad at you, they think you’re such a piece of crap and you’re like, I know you hate me right now but the reason I’m doing this is because I love you."
After Joy Behar pointed out that women who voted for Trump were not only voting for their own best interests, but for the interests of their husbands and children, Dunham accused #white women of not being able to look beyond their own back yards -- to which Behar retorted, "In their own back yard there are no jobs".
Undaunted, Dunham continued to plead her case, saying that the reason women voted for Trump was because they weren't raised to be self-empowered. She blamed the fathers, brothers and husbands of female Trump voters for this lack of self-empowerment.
"I think we have an incredible amount of work to do with enlightening those women," said Dunham.
Actress, activist, lecturer -- and weight loss guru to boot
It unclear when Lena Dunham first attained enlightenment. Some speculate that she may have had a religious epiphany after the election, which occasionally happens after periods of fasting and starvation. She alluded to this starvation on Monday during an appearance on Howard Stern's SiriusXM show, telling Stern: “Donald Trump became president and I stopped being able to eat food. Everyone’s been asking like, ‘What have you been doing?’ And I’m like, ‘Try soul-crushing pain and devastation and hopelessness and you, too, will lose weight.'”