Lena Dunham’s response to her “moving to Canada” joke is so perfect
Lena Dunham has been an outspoken voice for women, and she was a big supporter of Hillary Clinton throughout her campaign. Back in April, Lena Dunham said she’d move to Canada if Trump wins the presidency, and now that he has, people have called her on her promise. But of course, in classic Lena awesomeness, she reminded us all that she was only joking, because she would rather stay and get work done here. We definitely love that, and she’s not alone in her desire to fight back.
Check out Lena’s lovely post in response to those calling for her to move to Canada.
"And for those demanding I move to Canada based on something I said when this man seemed like a steak salesman with a long shot at the presidency: stay busy reveling in your new regime. I will go many places during my lifetime, surrounded by kindreds on a mission to spread justice and light. I can't wait for all of of this, and for the change to come, as we use what we've been given to protect those who can't protect themselves. What are you living for?"
While we don’t blame Lena for her anger against some of these comments, what’s even more important is her response to it. Lena won’t run to another country, because she sees work to be done. She will clearly fight for change, and we love that she promises to protect those who can’t help themselves.
Plus, as her reference to Oh, the Places You'll Go, says, "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go."
That’s a great book to reference, because it reminds us that we get to choose our response. And we choose to fight to make the world a better place.