Why Lena Dunham, one of The Atlantic’s “Brave Thinkers of 2012,” decided to commemorate Memorial Day by tweeting about her restroom activities is beyond our understanding. The tweet earned plenty of well-deserved backlash and, according to Dunham, wishes from “conservative guys” that she’d get breast cancer. Even one such comment is too many, and a quick search shows that one such comment is all that could be found.

Dunham did find a defender in sex columnist and anti-bullying advocate Dan Savage, who shared his vision of a just universe.

What’s the penalty for wishing oral cancer on someone, then? Say, Sarah Palin? We confess we don’t understand how the rules work in this just universe of Savage’s.