- The Washington Times - Monday, March 21, 2016

Actress and feminist Lena Dunham said she faces “more hostility” from fellow liberals for endorsing Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton over Bernard Sanders than she has ever gotten from conservatives.

“I have received more hostility for voting for a qualified female candidate than I have ever received anywhere from the American right wing,” the “Girls” star, 29, said Sunday at a Clinton campaign event at NeueHouse in Hollywood, Variety reported.

“The fact that other members of the Democratic Party have spoken to me like I was an ill-informed child for voting for someone who represents everything I think this country should be is outrageous,” she said.

Ms. Dunham noted that she’s received the “vitriol” via her Instagram feed, where she posts photos for Mrs. Clinton’s campaign. She said she reached the “tipping point” when one Instagram user wrote to her that “Bernie Sanders has done more for feminism than Hillary Clinton has,” Variety reported.

Ms. Dunham, who was released from the hospital last week after surgery for a ruptured ovarian cyst, was joined Sunday by Mrs. Clinton’s daughter Chelsea Clinton and actress America Ferrera.



Ms. Ferrera, 31, said “there is this narrative about young women not inspired by Hillary Clinton and that is just not the case. That’s not true.”

She said Mrs. Clinton has made “slow and steady progress” on issues such as health care.

“I am fully aware that the words slow and steady are not exciting,” Ms. Ferrera said. “Especially in contrast to those calling for a revolution in this country. But many of us fled countries where dismantled systems made room for tyranny and violence. And so I would say, we don’t need a revolution in this country. We need an evolution in this country.”

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