I am tired of reading about how much people love Lena Dunham. And I am tired of reading about how much people hate Lena Dunham.

Just to be abundantly clear: When I say "hate Lena Dunham," I'm not talking about legitimate criticisms of her show Girls, a show with which I have a heapload of criticisms myself. I'm talking about vicious personal trashing.

There's this saying that goes: If you radically polarize people, you're doing something right. But I don't see Lena Dunham doing a lot of stuff right. What I see is a culture that is totally fucking incapable of having a nuanced conversation about anyone from a marginalized population, because we can't stop designating them as avatar for an entire monolithized group of people.

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