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Lena Dunham Loves Looking At, Defending Kim Kardashian’s Nude Selfies

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There’s a lot of Kim Kardashian #belfie hate, but don’t count Lena Dunham as one of the haters!

Girl is quick to jump on board with having women do what they wanna do and be who they wanna be, so it’s no wonder that the Girls star is all about Kim doing her thing.

“I love the Kardashians – I love to look at them,” Dunham says in an exclusive clip from the Power Women Breakfast series hosted by TheWrap where she talked about her role as an activist. “I’m all about it.”

“Every version of being female and feeling powerful is f—ing great with me,” Dunham says. “I don’t have a problem with it.”

The Girls star and creator says people shouldn’t be so quick to judge.

“I have no interest in, like, getting on a soapbox and making decisions about what should make other women feel beautiful or feel healthy or feel strong,” said Dunham.”I think that’s a big part of the problem with the feminist dialogue on the internet right now is like, why are we screaming at each other?” Dunham, who recently turned 30, says of the backlash Kim Kardashian faced when she posted a nude photo celebrating her body.

“I don’t think there are important conversations to be had about, like whether Kim Kardashian’s nude selfie is like negatively affecting me or my child,” Dunham adds.

(Via People)

True- Kim Kardashian’s nude selfie isn’t really affecting anyone…or is it? I would hate to grow up in a world inundated with photoshopped nude selfies to compare myself to. So in a way, I think it does affect girls. But instead, I think we should give them new and different images to look up to, not shame the Kim Kardashians of the world.

What do YOU think about Kim Kardashian’s belfies? Love them? Hate them? WEIGH IN BELOW!

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Posted Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 1:13pm
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Lena Dunham Is Doing A-OK

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Lena Dunham is on the mer-mend!

After being taken to the hospital and undergoing surgery in March, the Girls star and creator shared that she is doing much better.

“I feel great. I feel really alive,” Dunham, 29, told People at the 8th annual Blossom Ball organized by the Endometriosis Foundation of America on Tuesday.

“I feel the general itchiness and strangeness that I always feel when I get dressed up for an event. But that’s all,” she joked about the disorder – which causes the lining of the uterus to grow outside of the uterus.

“I got much more rest time than the average woman with endo would probably be permitted, considering my job. I have been treating myself like a delicate, delicate flower.”

Dunham, who was honored with the Blossom Award, is about to film the sixth season of Girls so it’s good that she’s feeling good. The exploits of overpriveleged teens won’t write themselves!

“I did have a health crisis in February and March, but what was so amazing was that my jobs allowed me to rest and binge watch Kimmy Schmidt and lay with a hot water bottle, and do what it is I want to do,” she said. “And that’s not the case for so many women who have this disease.”

True that.

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Posted Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at 11:11am
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Lena Dunham’s Ovarian Cysts Are A Force To Be Reckoned With

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Lena Dunham was taken to the hospital on Saturday and will undergo surgery. How was your weekend?

Last month,the Girls creator and star took to her Facebook page to update fans on her health, sharing that because of her “chronic condition” which we found out was endometriosis. Dunham said she was  trying to rest and taking a break from the media, but  I guess she wasn’t doing a great job because her spokesperson said she would be having surgery from the condition, culminating in a ruptured ovarian cyst:

“Lena Dunham has been very public with her personal bouts with endometriosis. This morning, she suffered from an ovarian cyst rupture and has been taken to the hospital,” her spokesperson, Cindi Berger, told PEOPLE in a statement. “Lena will be undergoing surgery at an undisclosed hospital. We thank you for you understanding and hope that Lena’s privacy will be respected.”

Lena also commented on her situation via her instagram:

“I just want to let you know that, while I am so excited for Girls to return on Feb, 21, I won’t be out and about doing press for the new season,” Dunham, 29, wrote. “As many of you know I have endometriosis, a chronic condition that affects approximately 1 in 10 women’s reproductive health. I am currently going through a rough patch with the illness and my body (along with my amazing doctors) let me know, in no uncertain terms, that it’s time to rest.

“That’s a hard thing to do, but I’m trying, because all I want is to make season 6 of Girls the best one yet. I’m lucky enough to have support and backup from Jenni, Judd and the whole Girls gang. So many women with this disease literally don’t have the option of time off and I won’t take it for granted. Wishing you all health & happiness, in whatever form suits you.”

Lena seems to be back in good spirits, as her normal social media posts and updates resumed. Not sure how long she’ll be in the hospital, though- hopefully it won’t be too long.

MEANWHILE…are you digging this season of GIRLS?!

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Posted Monday, March 7th, 2016 at 8:08am
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Lena Dunham Apologized To A Spanish Magazine For Photoshop Accusations

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Pick your battles, Lena Dunham.

The actor criticized a small Spanish newspaper insert called Tentaciones (which comes in the free with Spanish newspaper El País, think of it like… Spain’s Parade Magazine) about putting an image of her on the cover of their paper…one that she THOUGHT was photoshop. She said:

“Oh hello El Pais! I am genuinely honored to be on your cover and so happy you licensed a pic by @ruvenafanador, who always makes me feel gorgeous. BUT this is NOT what my body has ever looked like or will ever look like- the magazine has done more than the average photoshop. So if you’re into what I do, why not be honest with your readers? Much love, Lena.”

(Via Lena’s Instagram)

Nevermind the fact that Lena couldn’t bring herself to criticize Vogue for blatantly retouching her photos, but I guess an obscure (to American readers) Spanish magazine is cool? Too bad El Pais issued a comprehensive statement about what had been done to the image, which was taken in 2013. They basically said they cropped the original image and made a few minor retouches, all of which was approved by Lena’s team. They said:

Of course, we are aware that any medium has to take responsibility for what it publishes, but this photo was previously approved by the agency, the photographer and your publicist. For our cover, we used a picture from a session you did in 2013 with photographer Ruven Afanador, published at the time by Entertainment Weekly. Tentaciones acquired that picture through the Corbis agency and used the original that was sent to us without applying any retouching. Those who know and follow our magazine know that we do not use Photoshop or other digital tools to change the physique of the people featured on our cover or inside stories. This time we just cropped the original image to fit the format of our cover.

(Via El Pais)

So Lena let that sit for a day and then she apologized. But in classic Lena style, she talked around the issue a bit, along with the apology:

Hey Tentaciones- thank you for sending the uncropped image (note to the confused: not unretouched, uncropped!) and for being so good natured about my request for accuracy. I understand that a whole bunch of people approved this photo before it got to you- and why wouldn’t they? I look great. But it’s a weird feeling to see a photo and not know if it’s your own body anymore (and I’m pretty sure that will never be my thigh width but I honestly can’t tell what’s been slimmed and what hasn’t.) I’m not blaming anyone (y’know, except society at large.) I have a long and complicated history with retouching. I wanna live in this wild world and play the game and get my work seen, and I also want to be honest about who I am and what I stand for. Maybe it’s turning 30. Maybe it’s seeing my candidate of choice get bashed as much for having a normal woman’s body as she is for her policies. Maybe it’s getting sick and realizing ALL that matters is that this body work, not that it be milky white and slim. But I want something different now. Thanks for helping me figure that out and sorry to make you the problem, you cool Spanish magazine you. Time to get to the bottom of this in a bigger way. Time to walk the talk. With endless love, Lena PS I’d love the Tentaciones subscription I was offered!

(Via Lena’s Instagram)

A simple apology would have sufficed, I think. What do YOU think of her response?!

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Posted Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 at 10:10am
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