Lena Dunham’s modest proposal for solving the ‘white straight male’ problem

Lena Dunham’s modest proposal for solving the ‘white straight male’ problem
Lena Dunham (Image: YouTube screen grab via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)

If you’re asking, “What problem?” you clearly haven’t been paying attention to social justice warriors like Lena Dunham.

in fairness, Dunham isn’t calling for the extinction of white straight men. She did tweet out a link yesterday to a video of an animation by someone named Sophie Koko (pronounced “cuckoo,” I think) Gates that asks — and attempts to answer — the question “How do you feel about the extinction of white men?”

But Dunham’s solution, which sounds less — shall we say? — “final” (to put it in historical perspective), is, as she notes in the tweet, to oversee or manage “the evolution of men into better men.” Again, it’s hard to see how Dunham envisions herself having a proactive role in this process. Enforced cross-breeding perhaps?

The solution in the animation she cites is the Obamaesque-sounding “High time for straight white males to step back and let some other people do it.” (Remember Obama’s willingness to let Republicans ride in back while he drove America out of its ditch?)

Getting back to Dunham, who has declared publicly that she would kill herself if she were a man, the actress has been stumping for Hillary Clinton (surprise!), which does create something of a dilemma for her. Clinton is married not only to a white straight male of the species, but one who typifies everything that “nasty women” like her detest.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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