Our society is still in a terrible place when it comes to the treatment of rape survivors.
The "Girls" creator seems incapable of being part of a collective movement without trying to be its face.
"There are few acts I could ever regret more in this life," the actress wrote in a heartfelt essay.
And the price is often steepest for the women who can least afford it.
Dunham had previously said rape is something "women don't lie about."
"Can we stop looking to Hollywood to define who we are and find ways that we can define ourselves?"