Duggar <> Dunham

Ken AshfordPopular Culture, Sex Scandals1 Comment

So Sarah Palin wrote this:

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I worship this.  And because no Facebook post by Sarah Palin is ever complete without a moment of total monkeyfuck insanity, the best part is where she jabbers, “Such obvious double standards applied to equally relevant stories underestimate the wisdom of the public, discredit the press, and spit on the graves of every American who fought and died for the press’s freedom.”  Kind of a leap there how she got the soldiers tied into it.

And Bristol wrote this:

I can’t believe how crazy the media is going over the Duggar family compared to the big fat yawn they gave Lena Dunham when she wrote in her book that she sexually experimented with her sister. I’m sorry to have to do this, but let me remind you:

In her new book called Not That Kind of Girl – according to Bradford Thomas — she writes about “experimenting sexually with her younger sister Grace, whom she says she attempted to persuade to kiss her using ‘anything a sexual predator might do.’ In one particularly unsettling passage, Dunham experimented with her six-year younger sister’s vagina. ‘This was within the spectrum of things I did,’ she writes.”

It gets worse.

She also – according to her own book – used her sister, “essentially as a sexual outlet, bribing her to kiss her for prolonged periods and even masturbating while she is in the bed beside her.”

That makes me want to puke.

Remember the liberal media outrage?

Oh that’s right. It didn’t happen. The liberal media darling Dunham was praised for her “honest and witty” book.

The double standards make me sick. Josh Duggar touched a sleeping girls breast – a terrible thing to go. But now their ENTIRE family is punished and their hit show is canceled? He’s labeled as a pedophile? His family is crucified!

Liberals in today’s media can do no wrong, while conservatives can do no right.

Now, Lena Dunham’s stories are admittedly ookey, and she didn’t help herself by saying that she would do “anything a sexual predator might do”.  But that is (as she has since explained) hyperbole, one of the tools in a comedian’s belt.  But as for actual molestation, there are a couple of important distinctions between Dunham and Duggar, which are apparently lost on the Palins and Jesus:

(1a) Josh Duggar molested 5 girls, including his own sisters and a babysitter.  There were repeated incidents

(1b)  Lena Dunham examined her one-year-old sister’s vagina…. once.

(2a)  Josh was 14 at the time.

(2b)  Lena was 7 at the time.

(3a)  Josh was old enough to know better.

(3b)  According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, touching and observing a new sibling’s genitals is a “normal, common” behavior in kids ages 2 to 6 (Dunham was 7, but still…..)

(4a)  With Josh, it was sexual.

(4b)  With Lena, it was curiosity following a discussion with her mom about uteruses.

(5a)  With Josh, it happened.

(5b)  Dunham’s account is suspicious, claiming that her one-year-old sister had put pebbles in her vagina “as a prank” to get Dunham to look there.  (Do one-year-olds “prank”?)

(6a)  Josh’s parents, Michelle and Jim-Bob, buried and denied the crime in order to serve the higher power of spreading their ultra-Christian faith to the masses. Via a reality TV show. For profit.

(6b)  In her memoir Not That Kind of Girl, Dunham self-reported her incident.

But other than that, these two situations are exactly the same. Thanks for pointing out this glaring “double standard”, Sarah Palin; your entire post is definitely unrelated to your chummy relationship with Josh Duggar. God bless Sarah Palin for protecting us all from hypocrites, pedophiles, and liberals.