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Feminist Lily Tomlin Knocks 'Girls'

I've never seen "Girls" because I'm too cheap to pay for HBO or any other premium channels.  There have been some interesting discussion of it on Breitbart (see here and here).  Given that "Girls" is held up by women on Left as some sort of revolutionary show, I thought it was interesting that liberal feminist (but I repeat myself) Lily Tomlin had some negative opinions about it.  From The Daily Mail:

Actress and comedian Lily Tomlin has criticized HBO's Girls for being 'too sexually focused'.

The 73-year-old feminist, who plays Tina Fey’s radical mother in the upcoming film, Admissions, told Vanity Fair that the show 'should have a little more range.'

'I don’t like that [sexuality] is put on teenyboppers and young girls. They should be developing themselves in a different way than just being sexually accessible. Or looking good,' she said.

Ms Tomlin, who famously said on the Johnny Carson Show in 1973 that she 'likes children but doesn't want to bear' her own, explained that as feminism has progressed, young women - unwisely - have let themselves become too 'accessible.'

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I don’t try to speak for people that young. I’m not that young anymore. But my own sense of self—I wouldn’t give myself away that easily,' she said. 'But the sexuality is what is going to bring the big audience, and a lot of young girls, I suppose, puzzling over what to do and what not to do or how to do it. Life is very different from the time when I was 20 and the time Lena [Dunham, creater and writer of the show] is.'

Good for her for going against the modern feminist notion that promiscuity is power.  Don't expect the "sisterhood" to give her any props though. 


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