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Except, no. Apparently, this video is wildly offensive if you are a Republican. Because if you are a Republican, this video is more of a moral outrage than, oh, the thousands of people who have been killed in the last 10+ years of war that this country has been involved in. If you are a Republican, this video is more of a moral outrage than the millions of Americans who have been living without health insurance, Americans who Republicans want to make sure NEVER get the health insurance that will be available through Obama's Affordable Care Act. If you are a Republican, this video is more of a moral outrage than the sexual assault of women, which certain Republican politicians seem to think is "God's will." And maybe that makes sense, if you believe in a God who "turns people loose" and sits back to watch the world descend into fire.
Which, if that's what you believe, I guess there's just no reasoning with you, is there? Because that would make you a fundamentally irrational person who believes in made-up stories designed to promote an incredibly patriarchal, archaic way of life. What I believe in has very little to do with constructed tales of divine punishment. What I believe in is right in front of me and when there's a political choice between two men, one of whom has no problem taking away women's freedoms—including reproductive rights and access to contraception—then it's really not much of a choice at all. And what Lena Dunham is doing with this video is speaking to the people of her generation, in her own voice, with her own distinctive sense of humor, and reminding them to go out there and make a choice. And to make a responsible choice that they feel good about and will continue to feel good about moving forward. Which, really, isn't the worst way to go into voting or, for that matter, having sex. And what kind of puritanical blowhard can condemn that message? The kind that doesn't want women to have sex or to vote. Because no intelligent woman ought to vote for or fuck the kind of guy who will make her feel bad about herself the next day.
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