Lena Dunham is a fucking idiot on a good day, but her recent comments on stunning and brave Hillary Clinton, soldiering on in her bid for the White House, take the entire cake the fat bitch sat on the toilet eating.
“The other candidates are white men and they cannot understand, even if they can understand it intellectually . . . for what it’s like to be under that kind of attack, and I’m so impressed by the way she continues to soldier forth.”
The other candidates can’t understand what it’s like to be under attack. Donald Trump would pause for a moment and laugh riotously, except that whenever he pauses, the tsunami of abuse, misquotes, half-truths, criticisms, hysterics and outright lies the left wing media throws at him knocks him off balance.
Yeah, Trump knows nothing of being attacked.
Dunham is utterly fucking clueless about any number of things, but I think women in general are not familiar with what it actually means to be attacked. Women who have lived through actual, unidirectional domestic violence know. Women police officers and soldiers know. A few women athletes know (rugby comes to mind), and martial artists know. One of the very first lessons I had to learn in Krav Maga was to accept being attacked. Accept that it will hurt. Learn to relish it. Find the power in it.
Most women, by and large, live lives entirely devoid of violence and attacks. I think you can likely find a lot of millennial men raised without male influences, surrounded by clucking hens who have shielded them from any knowledge of violence, just as they shield women, but outside of that specific demographic, I would guess it’s difficult to find a man who doesn’t know what it means to be attacked.
Clearly, Dunham is not talking about Clinton being physically attacked, but that’s kind of my whole point. The odds of Hillary being subjected to any kind of violence from anyone are vanishingly small. I don’t have any comment to make on Clinton’s personal marital situation, other than to point out she is a women married to the father of her child, and that statistically puts her in the category of women least likely to experience any kind of assault. She’s also under heavy guard by armed men who will shield her from any politically motivated violence.
And I don’t begrudge Clinton any of that, but I do wonder if her unfamiliarity with what being attacked actually feels like is what made it so easy for her to watch men fight like animals for their lives and die in mortar attacks in Benghazi while she watched footage from her office, refusing to take any corrective action.
I think to a very real degree, virtually every man can imagine what it is like to be a soldier, because virtually every man has experienced either the very real threat of violence or actual violence. And when I say real threat, I mean real threat. Not imagined. Not ‘this could potentially be a bad situation’, like walking down a dark alley. I mean ‘I am ten seconds away from being punched in the face if I don’t do something’ kind of threat.
Those experiences allow men to empathize with other men in a way that most women simply cannot.
A rough correlation might be childbirth. Almost all women can imagine what birth feels like, because we have had enough experiences to extrapolate. Menstrual cramps, although far from the debilitating agony many women (especially feminists) make them out to be, are in fact uterine cramps. They are a taste of labor. A film like Aliens is particularly horrifying to men because ‘jesus god it lives inside you’, but that’s not such a freaky idea for most women.
So when Dunham says white men can’t understand what it’s like to be under attack, she is coming from a place where she has never actually experienced any attack other than people saying rude shit about her on Twitter, and thus has zero ability to understand what an attack actually is, or what it might feel like. She is literally so privileged, she can’t even imagine a point in time or life in which she might actually be attacked and can still see herself as the victim.
Dunham is precisely the sort of feminist who inspired my character Lowin in The Fitness Test. Both Lowin and Lena are so oblivious to the actual world around them, they are not even aware that world exists. Which is fine. Who cares? Let them go through life, clueless pampered morons. They hurt only themselves.
Until they don’t.
I have extreme qualms about any women in positions of leadership, and having a woman command the greatest military power in the world scares the hell out of me. Not just because Clinton is a woman, but because she is a woman who has not shared the experiences virtually every man must go through. To my knowledge, Clinton has never served in any military or law enforcement capacity, has never trained to so do, practices no martial arts and doesn’t even hunt. She has lived her entire life surrounded by men with guns who protect her, and being ‘attacked’ means people say rude, crass, crude things about her on social media, much of which is actually true.
For Clinton, for Dunham, for most women, being attacked means ‘someone disagreed with me’.
For most men, being attacked means someone got hit.
To have the hurt fee-fees of a pampered, protected woman deciding what happens to the blood and bones and bodies of men she cannot empathize with frightens me. Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, Chris Stephens and Glen Doherty are dead, and Clinton watched them die. Smith, Woods, Stephens and Doherty know what it means to be attacked.
Does Clinton? I doubt it?
Does Dunham? Absolutely not, and please, Lena, sit down and shut the fuck up, you fat, sad, sack of shit.
Reality check: most women don’t know what it means to be attacked. We have a decision to make: keep women out of power, or correct this oversight in women’s education and make damn sure they do know what it’s like to be attacked.
Coddle or educate? Indulge or instruct?
I know which one I prefer.
Bring on the beating.
I’ll survive. I’ll be stronger. I’ll understand what’s at stake. And I will use the word ‘attack’ much more carefully than Dunham.
Lots of love,