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February 08, 2017

Lena DumDum: I Lost Weight Because Trump Judges Women's Bodies or Something

There'll be so much winning, you'll get tired of all the winning.

"Donald Trump became president and I stopped being able to eat food," she told Stern after he complimented her look. "Everyone's been asking like, 'What have you been doing?' And I'm like, 'Try soul-crushing pain and devastation and hopelessness and you, too, will lose weight.'"

The actress, who was on hand to promote the upcoming sixth and final season of Girls, has not been shy about her dislike for the President, and apparently, the feeling is mutual.

"He said I was a B-list actor with no mojo," Dunham told Stern...

Oh by the way, the Special Snowflakes are upset that Dunham talked about weight loss in such an unsafe way.

"An eating disorder is a deadly illness, not a political prop, @lenadunham, you unfathomably insensitive narcissist," wrote another woman on Twitter.

Other woke writers appeared to disagree. One writer at the feminist blog Refinery29 supported Dunham for speaking out about her weight loss, but chided Stern for bringing up weight in the first place.

"Election-related stress is very real, as is disordered eating," she wrote. "So while you might think your words are well-meaning, the reason behind someone’s weight loss might not be a happy one. Unless a friend brings up their weight on their own, it’s a good topic to avoid in conversation."

One thing about this mass hysteria about weight loss: People are always warning people not to lose weight based upon the conditions of anorexia, bulemia, and body dysmorphia (seeing your body as very heavy when it's actually low weight) which afflict a very, very small segment of the population.

And for those people, it is important to tell them "Stop losing weight. You're already underweight."

But 98% of people who think they're overweight, like myself, think that because we are in fact objectively, demonstrably, mathematically overweight.

And yet we're peddling a message which applies to 2% of the population towards the 40% of the population which is overweight or obese, and telling them "Don't lose weight! You'll DIE!!!!"

That's also very unhealthy, isn't it? Encouraging diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attacks, etc., for 40% of the population in order to protect the 2% of the population with a body dysmorphia issue?

And at any rate, Lena Dunham is very far from reaching some kind of dangerously low weight, as this picture can attest.

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