Lena Dunham wrote a powerful essay in support of Kesha
Lena Dunham is one of the loudest and proudest advocates for women’s rights, always using her platform to bring awareness to these sensitive but important issues. She’s passionate and angry at the lack of progress, especially when it comes to Kesha’s legal battle with producer Dr. Luke.
In Tuesday morning’s Lenny Letter, the subject line read “Lena Dunham Stands With Kesha.” The first essay is a piece penned by Lena herself, titled “Why Kesha’s Case Is About More Than Kesha.” She takes a cold, hard look at why these cases are so important and at the ridiculous injustice still facing women when it comes to sexual assault and abuse.
For Lena, and for so many women reading about this case, it feels personal. It’s relatable and acts as a reminder that our voices aren’t given the legitimacy they deserve.
Lena explains why the outcome of this case is so unfair:
The most disheartening thing about this case is it’s the same thing we’ve seen over and over again, repeatedly repacked involving different people and different contexts, none of which are more or less important than the others.
Lena ends the essay on a powerful note, praising those who have come forward to help and, although angry, optimistic about the future: