Lena Dunham's Twitter followers speak up
Lena Dunham stands for a new kind of feminism. On Twitter, the Girls star now launched a discussion about contraception and asked her followers to publicly post why they're taking the pill.
We love Lena Dunham - for her role in the HBO series Girls, for the script she is also responsible for, for her dedication and self-esteem, after all, we've already naked the actress as "Hannah Horvath" seen, as we can still count.
But no nude scene on "Girls" felt as intimate as the discussion Lena Dunham started on Twitter. The topic: Contraception . She responded to the Supreme Court's ruling that US companies, on religious grounds, are denying their employees health insurance that covers contraceptives.
Lena Dunham posted on Twitter why she was taking the pill herself, and asked her followers to do the same and post their personal motivations online.
I need birth control because I have endometriosis and it helps manage pain. Why do you?- Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) July 23, 2014
Lena Dunham's 1.65 million followers responded and posted a variety of reasons. For example, a woman already has two children and wants to complete her family planning. Another user wrote that she wants to finish her university first and start her career, "a baby just does not fit." A male tweeter commented "every girl I've ever loved should feel safe with every guy she's ever loved, " and contraception plays a crucial role in it. Another tweet: "Because women have the right to enjoy sex without worrying about an unplanned pregnancy, just like men do."
Lena Dunham's perhaps best point in this discussion: Remember that women do not even need a reason to take the pill.
Love hearing about birth control. And guess what? You do not need a reason.- Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) July 23, 2014