Regarding the latest controversy about her:
"I’m bemused by the notion that there should be rules in story-telling that mean you should have to tell everyone’s story, all the time. Clearly that’s not the case. No one’s ever done it, and no one ever will. I wrote ‘How to Be A Woman,’ not ‘How to Be ALL Women.’ I would never presume to speak for 3.3 billion women. There is no ‘one voice of feminism.’ There is no ‘one voice’ of anything. We need whole gangs of girls, hundreds of them, thousands of them, all speaking for themselves about their experiences and their truths and their missions. If a woman of color was allowed to make show as funny and honest and daring as Dunham’s — wandering around slightly overweight, naked, spreckled with acne, and talking about abortion, I’d be pitching a fucking massive feature on that to the Times, too. And I wouldn’t ask that writer why there were no white characters in it, just like I didn’t ask Dunham why there were no people of color in ‘Girls.’ I think it’s as dumb as asking ABBA, ‘Why aren’t one of you black?’”
And other things...
"The incriminating thing to me is that you’re saying to women, “You will not have a choice about this, you must become mothers. If you make one mistake, you have one unprotected fuck and you become pregnant, you must pay for that for the rest of your life.” And the equivalent of that is if men went out gambling and lost a bit — if they went out and were playing poker in a club and got pissed [drunk] and then the next day, someone knocked on the door and presented them with a 23-year-old homeless man and said, “He’s going to live with you for the rest of your life. You made a mistake last night, and you now have to look after Alan forever,” and that would still be a more benign version of what happens to women. Because we give birth with all its attendant risks, physical and psychological risks, and then you have a new baby, you don’t even have a fully grown human. If you presented a man with that kind of thing, he would go, “What? Do you mean seriously? For one night’s drunken mistake I have to do this for the rest of my life?”