Lena Dunham on How a Change in Conversation Around Abortion Gives Her ‘Hope’ – The Hollywood Reporter
Lena Dunham says she’s “terrified” about where the US will go after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, but she remains “hopeful” amid a “popular dialogue” get up” to remove the stigma surrounding abortion.
In an interview with Yahoo Entertainment advertise her new movie TimbreThe writer, actress, and director talks about making a film without female nudity, sensitivities around representing the prostitution industry, and Roe v. Wade.
“I’m appalled,” she said when asked if she was “frightened” about where the country was following the court’s recent decision. “I grew up with a mother who was a member of the Downtown Women’s Action Coalition who went around abortion clinics together to make sure women could get in and out safely without being harassed. harassment protests. I am also raised to say ‘anti-choice,’ not ‘pro-life’ to those who support those views. They are against the livelihood of people with female reproductive organs. ”
She later added that the day the verdict was delivered was “probably one of the darkest days I’ve experienced in my life in terms of my horror surrounding what is happening in the country.” this.”
Still Generation + The producer says there’s a glimmer of hope for her, and it’s fueled by the way the conversation and language around abortion is expanding and realigning since the decision in June.
“What gives me hope is the incredible resurgence of the dialogue that takes place to bring about an abortion, and to make it clear that bodily self-control is essential to all of everyone,” she said. “And when those who are designated as female by birth don’t have body autonomy, we don’t have a free society.”
Dunham also talked about what she thinks her role in the fight for abortion rights is, telling the salesman that “it is my duty and all of our job to do everything we can. make abortion accessible and affordable.”
This can be done, she said, by ensuring people in states that don’t have access to abortion – “in lockdown” – will have the aid and support of people in states where abortions are not available. pregnancy remains legal and “have more freedom to go where they need to go and make choices to live free lives.”
The Girls The creator says her “existence” is the result of being able to be in control of her body, pointing to a procedure she’s had that allows her to stop living with chronic pain. “The ability to have and pay for a hysterectomy allows me to be in control because I no longer have to live with chronic pain,” explains Dunham.