[Ed. – For a lefty, the day’s not over yet until you’ve thought of something else to ban.]
If Lena Dunham had her way, words like “shrill” and “difficult” would be banned in news coverage of Hillary Clinton — or any other female candidate for office.
The reason? Such words, she claims, are sexist.
“The way that Hillary Clinton’s been talked about in the media is so gendered and rabidly sexist in every single portrayal,” Dunham said an interview with Variety magazine released on Sunday.
“Adjectives – whether it’s attacks on her personal life or the adjectives that are used to describe her clothing – we have to do a full reexamination. I really want to do a list that we hand to media outlets that says, ‘These are the words you can’t use when describing a female candidate: shrill, inaccessible, difficult, frumpy, and plastic.’ I mean there’s just a list of words. If we were allowed to talk about male candidates like that, I’d have a f*****g field day. …”