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Here’s Lena Dunham’s Grabbed Pussy Costume

Film & TV

Here’s Lena Dunham’s Grabbed Pussy Costume

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Topical Halloween costumes are tricky. High concept costumes are even harder — you know the kind, when you have to wear a label explaining what your costumes is, you know you’ve already failed. But in some cases, the concept at, uh, hand, has become such a part of the cultural lexicon that little explanation is needed. So it goes with Lena Dunham’s costume from yesterday, a pussy being grabbed. WHAT COULD IT MEAN!?

Happy Halloween! With love from a Grabbed Pussy ✋🐱 📸 by the very tolerant @jenna_wb #imanasshole

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Dunham shared her thoughts on Donald Trump’s bragging about being able to commit sexual assault whenever he wants to due to his fame in an interview with People.

“To hear someone in a position of power, in the race for the highest office in the land, to say something that is so distinctly violent, and so distinctly abusive — I think it creates a lot of fear and a lot of sort of pain in the public consciousness that we’re going to be dealing with for a long time,” she says.

And for Dunham and the estimated one out of every six women who have experienced sexual assault, Trump’s words brought back painful memories.

“It’s scary, and it’s triggering, and it brings up experiences that we’ve all had, because I guarantee you — so many of the women who heard him say that flashed back to experiences of their own of unwanted physical contact, and that is what is so destructive about that,” she says.

Plus, when Trump brushed off the comments as “locker room talk,” Dunham believes that it crossed a line for many men.

“I think hearing something that’s out and out abusive, and describing unwanted physical contact — and what he described qualifies as an assault, what he described is violent — and I think that men suddenly started to understand that he wasn’t just funny, he wasn’t just saying what no one else would say,” she says.