Lena Dunham protesting Brett Kavanaugh? Who's next, Woody Allen, Michael Jackson's ghost, Hillary Clinton?
Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend, Lena Dunham and other celebrities are joining forces to protest Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday.
Organizers say the main #CANCELKAVANAUGH Protest will be held outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 4 at 12:30 EDT.
Other musicians, actors and activists scheduled to participate include Erykah Badu, Maggie Gyllenhaal and husband Peter Sarsgaard, Norman Lear and Michael Stipe, among others. Don't look for them all to be in D.C., though. According to the site, "We will not all be in DC but ask you to walk out wherever you are."
They may protest in their gym, on their set or in their living room.
But Lena Dunham protesting is really, really special.
Most recently, Dunham issued an apology on Twitter after she defended a male writer and executive producer from her former HBO show “Girls” who was accused of raping a then-17 year old actress. Dunham and “Girls” showrunner Jenni Konner defended Murray Miller, saying the accusation was “one of the 3 percent of assault cases that are misreported every year.”
#BelieveAllWomen... unless Lena Dunham knows their accused rapist.
Dunham’s 2014 memoir “Not That Kind of Girl” sparked controversy – especially on conservative websites – as she detailed her relationship with her younger sister. Dunham said she tried to coerce her sister in kissing her and “relaxing” on her. She said she also examined her sister’s private parts when she was seven and her sister was one.
“Basically anything a sexual predator might do to woo a small suburban girl,” she said.
On Twitter, Dunham called the accusations that she molested her sister “really f-----g upsetting and disgusting.”
In her memoir, Dunham also detailed being sexually assaulted by an Oberlin student she identified as “Barry.” There was ensuing controversy of just who Barry was and what details – if any – Dunham took liberty with when she described the encounter.
The claim was dubious. Extremely dubious.
Just like everything Lena Dunham does.
She defended an accused rapist. She was accused of being a child molester. She falsely accused someone of rape.
“I’m an unreliable narrator,” she wrote in her 2014 memoir “Not That Kind of Girl.”
So begins a chapter called “Barry,” named for the student she claimed raped her as a college student at Oberlin.
Barry, Dunham wrote, was an unstylish white Republican (of course) who had a mustache, wore cowboy boots and hosted a radio show. A girl he’d once had sex with, Dunham wrote, said Barry left her bedroom spattered “like a crime scene” in blood. Dunham wrote that she had “a few versions” of the story in her mind, but other people — including, curiously, a “Girls” writer named Murray — helped her see she’d been raped.
The only problem with this story? Just one guy in Dunham’s timeframe, on her campus, fit this description. His name was Barry. He’d never raped her.
Dunham was forced to change that part of the book after Barry threatened to sue.
So Lena Dunham is the most perfect face of the feminist anti-Kavanaugh movement there could be.