LITERATURE: NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL
Lena Dunham is the center of attention on social media right now (Right... after #AlexFromTarget hahahha but let's not get into that). She released a memoir a couple of weeks ago and has during the last few days been accused of some pretty horrible stuff. I'm going to be totally honest and admit that I haven't been keeping up 100% with it, so I don't really know for sure what's true and what's not true. I only know what I read in the book which honestly made me raise my eyebrow in a confused, disgusted and uncomfortable way, but I'm not going to discuss and judge someone and something when I don't know all the facts. I am very afraid to say anything about this topic because I know that I will get slaughtered either way. I'm just going to talk about some parts in the book that I have read, and loved.
If you haven't seen the HBO's TV-show 'GIRLS' yet, it's your own loss because I personally think the show is hilarious, raw, funny and real. People compare it to Sex And The City because it involves girls who often talk about sex in New York City but I think it pretty much ends there. They are very different. Lena Dunham plays one of the leading roles in the show and writes in her book about experiences and lessons we encounter in the show, but also each and every day, in a very humerous way.
It is hard being a young woman in todays society, we have unrealistic expectations of finding the perfect median between being a respectable classy girl/woman and "young, wild and crazy" and standing out from the crowd is harder than people think. It really is. Especially when you live in a smaller northen town like I do.
That's the reason why bigger cities always have appealed to me, I personally consider myself as an open minded and accepting (at least as accepting as possible, because judgment is part of the human experience and we can't escape it) person who admires and look up to people who are brave enough to stand out, and it is easier to take that step in a city where you never meet the same people twice. But back to the book.
I thought it was great, well at least the parts that didn't make me feel uncomfortable, and I would lie if I said that I didn't expect it to be that way when I bought it. Memoirs are supposed to be controversial and honest. I remember when Joe Jonas revealed his share of shockers in a magazine about how Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato (who are 3 years younger than him) made him test drugs for the first time and my entire childhood and teenage years crashed (Lol). However, that's the life in the public eye.
Lena Dunham is a white, privileged woman, Emma Watson is a white privileged woman and the fact that many feminists embraces Lena Dunham and Emma Watson but not Beyoncé or Nicki Minaj angers me. But I love Emma Watson, and I still think that Lena Dunham is a brave human being.
I'm not going to change my opinion about the book. I liked it, even though it's written by a white privileged woman.