The Atlantic names Lena Dunham, Mike Bloomberg ‘Brave Thinkers’ of 2012

It looks as though Lena Dunham is cleaning up this year. The 26-year-old actress, who starred in that creepy campaign video equating voting for Obama to losing one’s virginity, was named one of Glamour magazine’s “Women of the Year” last week, and today The Atlantic named her one of the year’s “Brave Thinkers.”

The Atlantic praised Dunham for the challenging roles she writes for herself on the HBO comedy “Girls”: “They involve taking the wrong drugs and collapsing in her parents’ hotel room, acting like an underage street hooker to turn her boyfriend on, and propositioning her boss.” No wonder she’s one of the women of the year.

Also honored: New York City Michael Bloomberg, whose soda ban impressed the editors as “brave thinking.”

  • digitalPimple

    LOLOLOLOLOL.

  • Jack Deth

    And when was ‘The Atlantic’ ever considered a viable, reliable news source?

    • Purple State

      It must be to Twitchy if they’re devoting a whole story to it.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Lol, @ a ‘whole story’. Lols…

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Lol, @ a ‘whole story’. Lols…

      • nc

        Twitchy is one of the few sources documenting our cultural decline. If you don’t think that’s important, why waste your time commenting here?

        • Purple State

          I do think it’s important, but for surely different reasons than you do.

          • Teresa Davis McCormick

            you are just as sad as sad can be. I will pray for you.

        • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

          The troll has no life.

      • nc

        Twitchy is one of the few sources documenting our cultural decline. If you don’t think that’s important, why waste your time commenting here?

    • Purple State

      It must be to Twitchy if they’re devoting a whole story to it.

  • Jack Deth

    And when was ‘The Atlantic’ ever considered a viable, reliable news source?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5SHHBZ6UW6RM35BMP2A445JSKE Yahoo User

    If what Lena Dunham did was ‘brave thinking’, then I guess I deserve a Nobel Prize for the many essays I wrote in college.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5SHHBZ6UW6RM35BMP2A445JSKE Yahoo User

    If what Lena Dunham did was ‘brave thinking’, then I guess I deserve a Nobel Prize for the many essays I wrote in college.

  • nc

    Isn’t an award like this supposed to be for “role models?” Do the editors of this magazine really want America’s daughters to emulate this “paragon of virtue?”

    Nauseating.

    • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

      Lena Dunham is the model Liberal woman for all other Liberal women and aspiring future Liberal women to look up to and emulate. She is loose, ungrateful, and loud mouthed.

  • nc

    Isn’t an award like this supposed to be for “role models?” Do the editors of this magazine really want America’s daughters to emulate this “paragon of virtue?”

    Nauseating.

  • rivers

    Sorry, but I don’t think reducing women to their private parts is exceptionally bold or brave, rather, it’s stupid if you ask me to become an enabler to those who want to use you. Keep it up, little dem-women, eventually you’ll figure out that your party only wants you in the bedroom or the kitchen. Oh and I’m sure Bill Clinton is loving the way things are shaping up and women are stepping in line. All this willful degradation, he barely has to make an effort.

  • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

    I don’t think Lena Dunham just writes those roles out of the blue for herself, She most likely takes them from her real life experiences as a slutty “princess” type. So, thinking wasn’t part of the equation nor bravery. As for Bloomberg, he’s just evil, and likes to see people as unhappy as he is. Although, I guess he is brave, enacting those stupid laws and braving the backlash of angry New Yorkers.

    • Teresa Davis McCormick

      I agree with you. I mean how hard is it to act like a slut anyway? What kind of role model is that? Not for my girls…never.

      • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

        Agreed!

  • $129448

    Lena Dunham needs to take a shower

  • medicinewomantwo

    A vagina and a dick as role models? Hilarious. Can’t make this crap up.

  • MarcoAurelius

    Brave is a media code word for stupidly conformist.