So long, sisterhood……
The more that progressive feminist and actress Lena Dunham reads about Bill Clinton’s sex scandal-ridden past and Hillary’s efforts to bury his transgressions, the more she is uncomfortable with campaigning for Hillary Clinton.
According to the New York Times, Dunham told her dinner guests a few months ago that she was “disturbed” to learn that the Clintons attempted to discredit the women who accused Bill of sexual assault.
“She told the guests, at the Park Avenue apartment of Richard Plepler, the chief executive of HBO, that she was disturbed by how, in the 1990s, the Clintons and their allies discredited women who said they had had sexual encounters with or been sexually assaulted by former President Bill Clinton,” the Times reports.
“The conversation, relayed by several people with knowledge of the discussion who would speak about it only anonymously, captures the deeper debate unfolding among liberal-leaning women about how to reconcile Mrs. Clinton’s leadership on women’s issues with her past involvement in her husband’s efforts to fend off accusations of sexual misconduct.”
The Clinton’s are not bulletproof in the public eye anymore. It’s a different cultural climate for topics like sexual assault than it was in the ’90s, and there is no statute of limitations in the court of public opinion (just ask Bill Cosby…).
The Clinton’s can only behave like they are above the law for so long before it finally catches up with them. Bill and Hillary have a lot of explaining to do, because these questions are not going away anytime soon.