Proactive Compassion


Lena Dunham Says ‘PC’ No Longer Means Political Correctness—It’s ‘Proactive Compassion’

By Lukas Mikelionis|

HBO Girls‘ Star and Hillary Clinton aficionado Lena Dunham is becoming more woke every day.

This weekend, Dunham tweeted: “Let’s say PC no longer means political correctness—it’s Powerful Consideration. Proactive Compassion. Cuz that’s what we’re all trying for.”

Let’s say PC no longer means political correctness–it’s Powerful Consideration. Proactive Compassion. Cuz that’s what we’re all trying for.

But to the likely surprise of the actress’ politically correct fans, Dunham has previously advocated standing up to political correctness. Back in 2016, during an interview with alleged comedian Amy Schumer, Dunham said she gets “really crazy about … this new world” of political correctness.

“The other thing that I get really crazy about is this new world in which women aren’t just supposed to be protected from actions, they’re supposed to be protected from language,” she said. “Women are so strong. My ovary has basically exploded in my stomach twice, and I was pretty chill about it. You think I can’t listen to some short comedy loser say something dumb about rape?”

In another interview with Vulture, the Girls‘ creator said she tries to separate politics from her social justice activism and other projects where she “turns off political correctness and judgment.”

“But I really think about that or making my podcast as a totally different activity than writing a book or writing a story for Lenny or making a show. There’s a part of my brain where I turn off political correctness and judgment and there’s the part of my brain where I try to think like an activist and advance a cause.”

And then there is this:

An uncool thought to have: “is that guy walking in the dark behind me a rapist? Never mind, he’s Asian.”

Not really “Powerfully Considerate” isn’t it, Lena?

 

 

 

 

Powerful Consideration is a wonderful concept.  We need to stop worry about how not to offend people and start worrying about how to help people.

 

Namaste,

Barbara

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