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Lena Dunham, We Don't Need to See Your Undies

Is posing in your underwear a feminist statement?


You've got to hand it to Lena Dunham. The writer and star of the HBO series Girls truly doesn't give a rat's ass what people think of her. Even after being publicly "smeared" time and again, she just dusts off and does something new guaranteed to rub people the wrong way.

On this particular occasion, she just felt like showing off some pretty new lingerie on Instagram:

"I think I will wear it to dinner with some boots & a smile because we are all very lucky to be free." 

Take that, America! Dunham is obviously capable of more chutzpah than I'll ever possess, and most of the time I can only stand back and admire her antics. (Notice I said most times.) This time, well, I'm torn.

She can do what she pleases, obviously, and it is totally wonderful that we live in a "free" nation. Still, I'm not convinced that I need to see Dunham - or anyone else - in their undies on Instagram.

Nope, not even if that someone is a Vogue model or that guy who used to act in Harry Potter movies. Or maybe so I'll make an exception on this last point...

At the risk of sounding prudish, lingerie is an undergarment that by virtue of its name is worn *under* clothes and worn for your eyes and/or for those of someone special.

No one else needs to see your pretty things on social media, Lena, no matter how nice they make you look and feel. (Though I do agree, your green set is lovely.)

Love her or hate her, Dunham can keep her clothes on. Showing off your lingerie doesn't a feminist make.

Image Source: Instagram

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