Lena Dunham calls for ‘barriers’ to protect women on Twitter

This January, Hillary Clinton found herself being represented in Iowa and New Hampshire by surrogate Lena Dunham, who had also worked for Obama for America, starring increepy videosencouraging young women to cast their first vote for Obama, comparing the experienceto losing one’s virginity.

Speaking to a group of Clinton supporters in Iowa, Dunham reportedly teared up a bit at the thought of the“horrific gendered attacks” both she and Clinton had endured online, and attributed her outspoken feminism as the reason for her Twitter feed being“littered with unspeakable violence.”

Dunham spent today with another first lady, appearing withMichelle Obama on More Magazine’s #LetGirlsLearn panel at the American Magazine Media Conference.

Breitbart’s Charlie Spiering was brave enough to writeabout Dunahm’s relationship with Twitter and her standing as the face of millennial feminism.

Did we mention she’s the face of millennial feminism?

Spiering writes:

[Dunham]said that the problem with Twitter was that there were too many threats that were not being policed.

I think its important to remember that threats are more than someone saying Im going to come to your house and Im going to hurt you, she said. Insulting someones appearance, insulting someones religion, or their race, you know, all of that to me constitutes a threat and I think we can make changes to how we control that dialogue on the internet without threatening our First Amendment rights.

Speaking of constitutional rights, Julianne Moore seems to have mistaken the #LetGirlsLearn forum for a gun control town hall.

Guns, Twitter the dangers are everywhere. Fortunately, so too are the tools of modern feminism, as shown by More editor-in-chief and panel moderator Lesley Jane Seymour.

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