Until 2012 and her infamous Obama ad during the presidential campaign, I had never heard of Lena Dunham. Now it seems that Ms. Dunham, creator, star and producer of HBO’s Girls, has written a book, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned”.
If, like me, you have never seen Girls, I can tell you, that once I read a description of a particularly unpleasant sex scene from the show that appalled me. The writer of the piece assured his audience that this was by no means the worst of what the show includes.
What kind of advice is Ms. Dunham dispensing in her book? Here are some of her words of wisdom: “If I could take what I’ve learned and make one menial job easier for you, or prevent you from having the kind of sex where you feel you must keep your sneakers on in case you want to run away during the act, then every misstep of mine was worthwhile.”
Modern women are reduced to this. Liberation means fornicating, but possibly being disgusted by the act and/or the man with whom you are performing the act. It has taken half a century or so for women to degrade themselves like this.
Chastity is not always easy. It does not always guarantee a perfect marital relationship; but the odds are pretty good that a chaste woman who waits for marriage before engaging in sexual activity will not feel that she wants “to run away during the act”. The odds are certainly much better than those that today’s modern women face in the world of sexual liberation.
Unfortunately, no major network or major publisher is going to pay me what Lena Dunham gets to create a TV series or write a book espousing chastity.