Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel.
This week’s nominees were all real weasels, but in the end, the winner by a nose was… the envelope please…
Actress, Attention Whore and Hollywood Flavor-of-the-month, Lena Dunham!
The Razor: Lena Dunham, for writing about molesting her younger sister in her book “Not That Kind of Girl,” then threatening to sue Truth Revolt for quoting passages from the book detailing her abuse.
I’ve always thought Dunham was another unhinged Hollywood Lefty and like most of her type I’ve ignored her. But writing about abusing her sister, then threatening to sue a publication for publicizing it strikes me as pretty weasely – hence my nomination for this week.
Virginia Right!: Lena Dunham has always struck me as an ideological idiot with no talent other than being an outrageous liberal with a big mouth.
Now, she has written a book confessing to molesting her younger sister and essentially being a child predator.
A passage from her book (warning – graphic):
One day, as I sat in our driveway in Long Island playing with blocks and buckets, my curiosity got the best of me. Grace was sitting up, babbling and smiling, and I leaned down between her legs and carefully spread open her vagina. She didn’t resist and when I saw what was inside I shrieked.
My mother came running. “Mama, Mama! Grace has something in there!”
My mother didn’t bother asking why I had opened Grace’s vagina. This was within the spectrum of things I did. She just got on her knees and looked for herself. It quickly became apparent that Grace had stuffed six or seven pebbles in there. My mother removed them patiently while Grace cackled, thrilled that her prank had been a success.
(even more at the the Truth Revolt link.)
Now, it’s not often we get to give out the statuette of shame to someone who admits that they acted like a sexual predator on an underage child, but as a character in one of my favorite movies said, “If you live long enough, everything weird will happen to you.”
Speaking of weird, Kevin D. Williamson over at National Review was the first one to actually read this book and find the graphic passages relating to sexual abuse by Dunham of her sister and to write about it in a fine piece entitled: Pathetic Privilege. The really strange things are first, that Dunham’s editor left this stuff in the book without flagging it as highly inappropriate and second that the book was reviewed by a number of mainstream writers and none of them even mentioned this genuinely creepy stuff. Did they think this was normal behavior?
Apparently our culture has indeed gotten that degenerate and that is not a good thing, as even a casual look at history tells us.
But hey, we’re here to give out an award, not preach a sermon! So, step right up and get your statuette of shame, Ms. Dunham! Yes, we have the spotlight you requested and your photographer is right over there, just like you wanted. No, I can’t exactly order people to stay in their seats while you give your 15 minute acceptance speech. I discussed that with your agent. What? Oh, I always wear surgical gloves when giving out this award… gotta be careful what and whom you touch in case it rubs off on you, y’know? Buh-bye, Ms. Dunham, enjoy and umm, thank you?
Well, there it is!
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