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Stop Suggesting Lena Dunham Is Voting For Clinton Because She's A Woman

"This assumption is condescending at best and it is sharply misogynistic at worst.”

Lena Dunham made it very clear that she's not voting for Hillary Clinton simply because the presidential candidate is a woman. 

On Saturday, the "Girls" creator spoke at a campaign event in Iowa City to support Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential run. Dunham, who recently joined Clinton on her campaign trail in Iowa, explained why it really gets under her skin when people assume she's only voting for Clinton for that reason.

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"Nothing gets me angrier than when someone implies I’m voting for Hillary Clinton simply because she’s female,” Dunham said. “[It’s] as if I have some feminist version of beer-goggles, lets call it ‘estrogen blindness,’ and I just kind of walk like a zombie towards the nearest vagina. This assumption is condescending at best and it is sharply misogynistic at worst.”

Dunham added that she's supporting Clinton “because of her policies, because of her track record, because of her beliefs -- and a little bit because of her pantsuits. But that’s my prerogative as a citizen.”

We really love those pantsuits, too. Well said, Lena. 

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