Tweeter Jimmy Princeton makes a good point on several levels. Twitter is abuzz today with talk about Lena Dunham’s memoir, “Not That Kind of Girl,” which was released Sept. 30, a full month ago. On Saturday, Dunham tweeted a complaint about a “right-wing news story” accusing her of molestation, and now an excerpt from her book published in National Review has most of Twitter terming what she dismisses as “being a weird 7-year-old” just that — a sickening case of child molestation.

How could such a disturbing passage have made it past reviewers? Is it possible the “red meat” of the book — the chapters detailing Dunham’s rape by “a mustachioed campus Republican” — was fed to reviewers in advance?

Time declared that Dunham’s “story of rape is a must-read.” The Huffington Post covered exactly the same chapter, in which Dunham “opens up about being a rape survivor.” The Los Angeles Times’ take on the book? “What you can learn from Lena Dunham’s rape disclosure.”

Before this “right-wing” site is accused of advocating rape (we’re proud supporters of the right of women to arm themselves against rapists if they so choose), consider the original observation: how did reviewers overlook Dunham’s admission of trying “anything a sexual predator might do to woo a small suburban girl”? Isn’t that too part of her “must-read” book?

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‘I feel sick’: It’s not just ‘right wing’ disturbed by Lena Dunham’s story about ‘being a weird 7 year old’


  • FIRE THEM ALL- 2014

    Book industry must have money to burn, do they actually think anyone is interested in reading what that dingbat has to say? 3 Mil, it must be nice to be a nude idiot.

    • Republicanvet

      What does it say about reviewers who ignored other parts of her book?

      What does it say about her wanting them to focus on certain passages, while ignoring others showing she wants to make money off of what she did to her sister?

      Is that like victimizing her again?

      • Mark81150crafty hamster o doom

        To me it is….. to confess to the molestation, then laugh it off…. does this imbecile not get sex abuse is never “normal” kid stuff?… that it’s never acceptable under any circumstances… but she expects a free pass because/rape culture?

        We don’t know if it ended then, or continued for years… we don’t know what is churning in her sisters gut except as passed along by the abuser… who now has all the credibility of a filthy flasher handing out candy to the kids in the park..

        you can hope the sister has no memories of being violated,… we only have Dung-ham’s word on that. That it didn’t continue till the age long term memories begin to form,.. 3 to 4,…

        if she remembers,… I seriously doubt she’s laughing,.. unless she’s been damaged too… and if so…. who’s kids did she violate.. these chains of abuse once formed do not just end by themselves..

        there is a lot this harpy left out..

        • Michael Dalton

          They grew up in a house full of portraits of their mother naked, and paintings of vagina’s that their father is famous for. This kind of exposure at a young age is what child abusers call “Grooming.” What do you think that would do to those young girls?

          • Chrissy the Hyphenated

            Isn’t this what the early elementary sex ed is for? So molesters won’t have to work so hard to get the little kiddies to drop trou and perform?

          • Ariadnea

            Growing up in such environment might have warped her mind into thinking that the kind of behavior she has described was normal and acceptable. Somebody should confront and let her know it’s deviant!.

      • Guest

        What does it say about the editors that didn’t think to tell her that molestation bit should probably be cut from the book. I suspect they were fellow liberals who thought it was edgy and didn’t see much wrong as she’s a feminist and all.

        • DEPLORABLEkarmafordems

          The editors thought that only feminists and left-leaners would read the book. They banked on the right-wired being too grossed out to read it. Thanks to whomever outed the passage. It really has Duh!-ham foaming at the mouth

          • doramin

            National Review’s Kevin D. Williamson wrote the article that blew this up. He actually read the book cover-to-cover.

            I’m putting him in for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Though I don’t think Obama will be receptive.

            Again. The really mind-blowing thing is the idea that the editors and legal eagles thought this wouldn’t raise a fuss. Unless they were unable to bring themselves to read the whole thing either.

      • doramin

        And it’s just a koinky-dink that Grace Dunham went gay?

    • Stuck_in_Ca

      Nude, and don’t forget unattractive, gross, and repellent.

    • geronl

      Ever notice how much publishers like HarperCollins pay out in advances to leftists who “write” books that nobody buys? How do they stay in business?

      • doramin

        Same way that MegaMedia corporations and Media-owning billionaires stay in business: they run their lefty media operations as praise singers and “loss leaders” in return for profitable government favors elsewhere in the corporate food chain.

  • frozen(anddeplorable)inbemidji

    I think it may be just as possible that the liberal reviewers read it and found nothing wrong with it.

    • Ty in TX ✓ᵇᵒⁿᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I’d argue that the reviewers focused on the Republican Rapist because it was more beneficial to the midterm aspirations of the Democrats.

    • John Hitchcock

      Roman Polanski has a lot of worshipers in this crowd. If he can drug and backdoor an unwilling 14 year old girl and keep this crowd’s worship, nothing is off limits with them.

  • Jimni27

    I just posted this exact same thought on twitter before seeing this headline. There are literally dozens of glowing book reviews from liberal outlets on Google about her book and NO ONE mentioned this passage but NRO and Truth Revolt? Talk about complicit media!

    • Julius500

      It is really stunning. People think they are well- informed if they read multiple liberal outlets, but they are effectively reading the same story over and over again.

      • Jimni27

        Gawker and Salon are both conveniently leaving out the parts of the story that clearly did not happen when she was just 7 years old. The narrative is being set:” Kids experiment”

        • Excubitores Omega

          Agreed and Salon, Gawker, and their followers believe they have the right to experiment on our children.

  • Curly Bill

    Even I, an old fart, would pose nude for that kind of money. No I wouldnt. Pfffft. Who am I kidding. Dam skippy I would.

    • Sean Patrick Murphy sr

      Then you’d need a stick to beat the ladies back with.

      • Curly Bill

        Anything I’d have to beat back would most certainly not be a lady. 😉

  • C-4

    People on the left and in the mainstream media support pedophilia, child abuse, incest, and all other forms of sexual perversion. They weren’t counting on right wing people reading her book, and they thought only insiders and fellow socialists would see it – the very people who would not only approve of that sort of thing, but would also protect a political ally through omission..

    Sure, they’ll occasionally lash out at the Catholic Church for its abuse scandals – but that’s only a stratagem to discredit religion and portray conservatives in an negative light. In every other instance, not only do they approve of molestation and abuse, they want to legalize it.

    • ISurvivedaBlueState

      Spot on

    • Jake Wilde

      Good post and they are especially protective of educational pedophile predators. There is more rape of children happening in the schools but no one ever makes that connection.

  • Michael

    The title of the book must be a misnomer. After reading some of the tripe she apparently wrote in the book, I’m forced to conclude she is “Exactly That Kind of Girl”.

  • carla5731

    This is exactly what happened with the passage in Obama’s book about eating dog meat. All of the lefties who bought the book never mentioned it, then Treacher over at the Daily Caller made it known to the general public.

  • thedumbblonde

    Is there a statute of limitations on child sexual abuse in NY? This creature has basically written her confession.

    • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Not in most states, unfortunately her age when she raped her sister will prevent prosecution.

      • thedumbblonde

        Yes, that whole “minor” thing.

      • C-4

        There’s still that pesky “court of public opinion.” Having a high profile feminist celebrity sexually abuse her own sister, who then grew up to be a lesbian, is going to damage her brand irreversibly.

        • thedumbblonde

          The little sister she abused turned out to be gay? My God, that family could employ an entire team therapists.

          • C-4

            Yes, her name is Grace Dunham and she’s a lesbian. These are the fruits of both the gay lifestyle and the feminist ideology,

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Dear Lord forgive me and save the pygmies, but I gotta do this’un here:

            You wonder why Lena’s sister, if a gay woman, didn’t change her name to Stanley Dunham. Probably still cisgender.

            I don’t care who y’are, that’s funny, right there…

          • Hot_wings

            Yes, her name is Grace Dunham and she’s a lesbian. These are the fruits of both the gay lifestyle and the feminist idiocyeology

          • Tyrconnell

            Her parents were/are rather special as well. Daddy paints vaginas in his pictures, and mommy takes explicit nude photographs of herself….

          • Mark81150crafty hamster o doom

            Oh dear God….. and she and her sister grew up around this?

            And she exhibits signs of being molested herself… there is a horror story lurking in that family home,.. this was just a brief glimpse at it.. to in this day and age not only admit to molesting her sister, but laugh about it and not get the public reaction would be to recoil in horror…

            Either stupid in historical proportions, or just so sick inside she doesn’t see the harm, the sickness of it at all.

            the reviewers probably wrote their reviews off the press packet release… or read it,… and thought,.. uh no, better to just pretend it ain’t there..

        • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          But of course, having an older sister “interfere” with you sexually could NOT possibly have tipped that balance. Nope, what happens to you as a child is NEVER reflected in your sex life as an adult.

          • Alphaphotographer .

            Never since the “Bakelite” bunch has weird been more in our face.

        • The Deplorable Jay Stevens

          ” . . . is going to damage her brand irreversibly.”

          No it won’t. It will change very few peoples’ minds.

          • C-4

            She may not lose her hardcore feminist fans, or her shows, books deals, etc. But her status as a feminist firebrand will inevitably take a hit. She’s lost whatever moral high-ground she once had, she can no longer be a public voice for her movement and still be taken seriously.

    • journogal

      Something that I am interested in knowing is can her sister sue her. Did her sister agree to have this mentioned in the book? If not, there may be a potential for a law suit.

      • thedumbblonde

        Her sister grew up in the same household where this sort of thing was “normal”, so I seriously doubt she’d consider it.

        • journogal

          Depends on the fallout. Relatives and siblings has sued for less.

        • Curly Bill

          From everything I can find out about the family, look up disfunctional in the dictionary and it has their family portrait.

      • geronl

        I doubt sister even knows it was wrong. They are still close, even made an indie movie together with mom “Tiny Furniture”. The sister is gay of course.

    • geronl

      She was 7 at the time, Lena that is

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    From the article linked below:

    On some of the ridiculous shit she she made up as a kid:
    “[A] British lady, trying to make conversation, asked Zoe and me what our parents did if we were ‘bad girls.’
    ‘When I’m bad, I get a time-out,’ Zoe said.
    ‘When I’m bad,’ I announced, ‘my father sticks a fork in my vagina.’

    This is not a well woman, folks, and it appears she never was wrapped too tight. Now, you could ignore that particular exchange with the British woman as being just an attempt to scandalize some nosy old biddy– but in light of her stories about her sister, at BEST, you can say this woman has some weird compulsion to make up sexually-fraught lies for the shock value, born of a sick fantasy life. At worst, she did exactly what she said she did, and acted on those sick fantasies.

  • journogal

    More than likely the “reviewers” didn’t read the entire book or any of the book. They were probably given a review copy with the publicist’s list of key takeaways from the book.

    • thedumbblonde

      Not until Williamson’s at National Review apparently.

      • journogal

        There are those who buck the trend and take their job seriously.

        • thedumbblonde

          It was an interesting and thorough piece, IMHO.

    • keyboard jockey

      That’s what I was thinking.

  • keyboard jockey

    It seems like no one read it but reviewed it on some publisher excerpts.

  • djm1992✓𝒢𝑒𝓃𝒹𝑒𝓇 𝒢𝒾𝒻𝓉𝑒𝒹 ☭⁻ᴴ⁸ᴿ

    Lena was raped by a “college Republican” named Barry.

    The entire nation has been raped by an “elected Democrat” named Barry.

    • keyboard jockey

      Allegedly because she refuses to name the person and there has been no prosecution.

      • Elizabeth

        Apparently everyone knows who Barry is and he has been contacted by the media. Even Williamson from NRO got in touch with him. From what I read, the statute of limitations for rape in Ohio is 20 years so there is a distinct possibility that this guy could be prosecuted!

        • keyboard jockey

          If she really thought she was raped wouldn’t it be the right thing to do to press charges?

          • Elizabeth

            You would think, wouldn’t you? Especially for such a high profile “feminist” such as herself. I think this guy’s life may be ruined by this accusation for the mere fact that she wanted to sell her book.

          • keyboard jockey

            Yes because if she had consensual sex using poor judgement it’s not the same thing as date rape. That’s why I use the word alleged. She probably thinks she’s free and in the clear as long as she doesn’t identify him by name.

        • ArmchairMike

          Why is there a law in Ohio that doesn’t allow sex with a pig?

          • Mark81150crafty hamster o doom

            There is?……. never heard that one…

            but the local paper once years ago printed some of the century old blue laws…. one was no school marm shall be seen in public drinking an ice crean soda on Sunday. Another, school teachers must wear appropriate clothing at all times, even swimming, showing no leg ankle tummy arms down to the hand…

            some serious duddy fuddies in 19th century Ohio…

      • djm1992✓𝒢𝑒𝓃𝒹𝑒𝓇 𝒢𝒾𝒻𝓉𝑒𝒹 ☭⁻ᴴ⁸ᴿ

        Oh, I know it’s allegedly. It’s just that you can’t point that out in certain circles, otherwise you’re accused of being insensitive to the needs of the victims of sexual assault/rape and impugning their character -as if questioning one woman’s claim of sexual assault somehow undermines the claims of all women who have ever been assaulted/raped.

        If you really want to earn your stars as a Field Marshal in the War on Women, try pointing out to a progressive woman that women have been known to fabricate stories of sexual assault to further an agenda. Their head will explode. In their world that Does. Not. Happen.

    • gold7406

      lena’s account seems like fiction once you think about it.
      she would be the type of girl that had multiple small bruises, from where she had been touched by a 11 foot pole.

      • gafr60

        Larger than a ten footer, but I would want it covered with an anti-bacterial agent.

      • Cärlös Dängër ✓certifiable

        I’m pretty much calling BS on the whole story as well.

        • The_Kat ✓vilified

          I get the feeling that characters in her book like Barry the Republican were composite characters like the other Dunham/Barry’s The Audacity of Hope book.

  • ArmchairMike

    The liberals read the book but child molestation is just a ordinary event in a liberals life so they were not shocked. The only time it is not ok with them is when a Republican does it.
    These are the same folks that put Polanski and Woody Allen on a pedestal.

    • C-4

      It’s a rite of passage. When they’re not promoting homosexuality, or BDSM, they’re promoting incest and pedophilia.

      Beware of giving these lunatics their gay marriage. Activists, especially pervert activists, are inconsolable, and are going to constantly cling to some other “outrage” and scream “oppression” – until gay siblings can have a polygamist wedding.

      • Curly Bill

        He11, as disfunctional as this family is, Lena and her sister both will probably marry the family dog in the near future.

        • mountainwilliam3

          Poor dog. Reminds me of the Polish Coyote.

        • Bandit

          Now that would be a crime

          • Curly Bill

            Maybe not in the future.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Currently, I have a post in Purgatory which talks about an even more horrible sick revelation on her part, about how she would joke about her father sexually abusing her as punishment. This woman ain’t right in the head, and it would seem she has always had a, shall we say, “skewed” idea of what one should and shouldn’t say regarding the sort of sexual imagery in one’s head, and whether one has acted upon it, whether her stories are truthful or not.

    • Elizabeth

      Ugh – I know what you’re talking about. There is a whole boatload of crazy going on in that family.

      • Curly Bill

        The whole fam damily needs to be in a rubber room.

        • Elizabeth

          Why do I have the feeling that they wouldn’t mind that?

    • thedumbblonde

      Oh the “fork thing”. Sounds like normal dinner behavior in the Dunham household.

    • keyboard jockey

      I had a look at Carroll Dunham’s art website. It’s a fixation on female private parts.

      • thedumbblonde

        What does your Daddy do? LOL.

      • grais

        These are abnormal people. And they raised a proud sexual abuser of at least one child.

      • djm1992✓𝒢𝑒𝓃𝒹𝑒𝓇 𝒢𝒾𝒻𝓉𝑒𝒹 ☭⁻ᴴ⁸ᴿ

        If you’re sketching it, you ain’t getting it……..

        • grais

          I dunno. He might be gettin’ it from his daughter.

          • djm1992✓𝒢𝑒𝓃𝒹𝑒𝓇 𝒢𝒾𝒻𝓉𝑒𝒹 ☭⁻ᴴ⁸ᴿ

            It would explain quite a lot…..

        • keyboard jockey

          This the NYT’s review I thought his latest art looked cartoonish they are comparing it to Crumb. Crumb was a cartoonist known for the X rated Fritz the Cat.

  • thedumbblonde

    According to Williamson’s piece her father paints “porn” and her mother “displayed photographs of her nude with her legs spread defiantly” in their home. So.

    • C-4

      Come to think of it, Elliot Rodger’s father took graphic and naked photos of women too, including Elliot’s own stepmother.

  • RD

    Her book falls into the same usage category as the old Sears and Roebuck catalog back in the days before indoor plumbing.

    • Curly Bill

      Aw yes. The dear old book Mother loved so well.

      • RD

        Although I never had the opportunity to use it, I have been informed that one was to avoid the shiny pages if at all possible.

        • Curly Bill

          Hard to do when they were all shiny. Had to wait until after Christmas to get the JC Penny, though.

          • RD

            Too funny!!!

  • thedumbblonde

    Looking at her photograph in her underpants, I just want to say, my 80-yr old mother has better muscle tone. I needed to put that out there.

    • gafr60

      I had to look, now I need eye bleach and will have nightmares.

      • thedumbblonde

        According to Lena, you’re not into her and have issues.

        • gafr60

          I could never get into that. Might be eye candy for one of my hogs.

        • Curly Bill

          Then I. Have. Issues. Yup.

    • grais

      My 92 yr old mother does not look worse than Dunham, that’s for damn sure.

  • garygramscom

    Who is she? Is she the Kim Kardasian of the ugly?

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Well, most people seem to think she’s an actress. I think she’s a beached whale.

  • Dan Abbett

    Lena Dunham has issues. What she doesn’t need is this kind of attention. Just sayin’.

    • thedumbblonde

      I agree she has issues, but I disagree about the attention. She generates a great deal of attention, but this is the sort of attention she deserves.

    • keyboard jockey

      If she’s not seeing a mental health professional she should consider it. Nothing wrong with therapy.

    • Michelle ✓classified

      Oh yes, she needs it and very much so – it’s what she sets out to do on a regular basis.

  • Stuck_in_Ca

    “That and the fact most of her target audience is busy coloring it in” Rolling on the floor holding my belly laughing out loud! (ROTFHMBLOL)

  • Arkuy The Great

    That nobody saw that story should not be a shocker. How many years had “Dreams Of My Father” been on the shelves before anyone heard about a young Barry eating dog?

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    This just in: Woody Allen and Roman Polanski give Lena Dunham’s book two thumbs up.

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I need some serious brain bleach. Just when I thought Dunham couldn’t get more disgusting.

  • Brian Bois Gilbert

    Lena’s next book will include a chapter on how she was probed by aliens.

    • Bruce

      …and how the aliens never stayed for breakfast or called her the next day.

      • Brian Bois Gilbert

        NICE return. 🙂

  • Arkuy The Great

    Seriously though, the major issue is less Dunham’s damaged, sick life and more the fact that millions of people lap up this filth! A healthy, normal society would have long ago vomited out this poison.

  • Bruce

    Lena Dunham holding a baby is like a jihadist wearing a Star of David.

  • Bruce

    You have to admit; Lena Dunham has so many different looks…all bad.

  • William2010

    How do we know that Dunham was actually raped?

    How do we know that, had Dunham actually been raped, that her rapist was a “mustachioed campus republican?”

    When a person, such as Dunham, oozes such cold, vicious, irrational, malicious hatred for Conservatives, Pro-Lifers, and the values they hold, it is difficult to accept on face value any claim from her, or her cultists, that an “enemy,” a Republican, actually engaged in rape on her. What gives her any idea that her rapist is or was a campus republican? If she were raped could it have been a Leftist? There are a lot of them on campus and there were a lot of Leftists-rapists in NYC for the Occupy Wall Street violent, crude, disruptive, radical assault on the people of New York, including vile treatment of children, babies, and the handicapped.

    Had she been actually raped, then, of course the rape is condemned.

    If she is pulling a Duke Lacrosse team scenario accusation that is false, then, I would not be surprised, and shame on her.

    It is just difficult to trust the word, words, and behavior of the likes of Lena Dunham.

  • Davy Jones

    So how did everyone miss the sexual molestation of an underage girl discussed in the ‘Vagina Monologues’? Simple. They looked (and have kept looking) the other way.

    If a bunch of guys sat around talking about their junk, everyone would shake their heads at how pathetic this group was, instead of claiming it was some sort of literary masterpiece.

    • Ella Halligan

      Probably because anyone with brains or morals never wasted their money going to see it.

  • Wharfrat

    The parents of the baby being held by Dunham need to take it home and give it a good bath after she touched it,contamination is a bad thing.

  • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

    I just purchased your stepmum’s favors.

  • rubagreta

    Campus Republican? Couldn’t she have been just a little more subtle when making up her story. It’s total BS, but when she accuses a “campus Republican,” it’s super-total BS. She just happened to find the one and only “out” campus Republican at Oberlin College? Show me a “campus Republican” at Oberlin College, and I’ll show you a guy or a girl who does not have a single friend on campus. There are no “campus Republicans” at Oberlin College.

  • James Perley

    The picture identifying the link includes a picture of a baby wearing a Wendy Davis shirt– a good example of irony.

    • H50 ✓RAT

      I thought that pic was creepy to begin with, now that we know shes a child molester, its truly nauseating.

  • Magnifico

    Guessing her friends won’t be asking her to babysit any time soon.

  • Dan13

    You would think it is fairly easy to track down campus republicans.
    Has an arrest been made on this rape allegation?
    Has a police report been filed?

  • djvexd

    That is why the democratic party’s mascot is the jackass.

  • H50 ✓RAT

    Word search for Republican……
    Ohhhhhhh lookie… she regrets getting high and having sex with a republican and calls it rape! To the presses!!!11!!!

    Typical of media ‘research’ these days.

    • janine g

      Let’s not forget all that dirty talk and not saying no until she noticed he wasn’t wearing a condom. Then like the sleazy repub he is, he left when she asked. No good conservatives never understand the nuance of liberal feministas

      • H50 ✓RAT

        I admit it, Im no good with the nuance of loons.

        • janine g

          It’s basically like this ‘whatever, you’re always wrong because I say so.’

  • mactekus

    Wait here while I go find some pearls to clutch. Really people. Stop giving this woman time. She is a self-proclaimed liberal millennial icon for other dumb 20-somethings. If they want to make her their “thought-leader” like gwyneth is for the Gen-Xrs (joking), you can’t do anything to stop it. Who cares what she wrote. She could have wrote that she eats live babies, and I would have sprained my eye rolling muscles just the same. Now get off your computer and enjoy the freakishly cold weather. It’s getting chilly in Texas… Brrrrrr. 61 degrees. Youza!

  • ThewlynOh ✓certifiable

    she is a disgusting, spoiled, entitled, liberal pig…that’s that best i can say about her…

  • interestedobserver2

    I’m thinking she needs seriously boycotted by everyone everywhere.

  • geronl

    This new controversy will get a whole new demographic to go out and buy copies, that segment of the population with ankle monitors.

  • A-Train

    what, exactly, is her allure? that’s she hates men and is unattractive? okay, never mind, makes sense now considering who her audience is.