Actresses Lena Dunham and America Ferrera took the podium together on the second night of the Democratic National Convention to speak about how politics is personal.
“To Donald Trump, my body is like, ‘a two,'” said Dunham.
“And according to Donald Trump, I’m probably a rapist,” said Ferrera in their tongue-in-cheek open.
Dunham introduced herself as a pro-choice feminist sexual assault survivor with a chronic reproductive illness.
Dunham spoke to Clinton’s feminist platform by juxtaposing Donald Trump and the Republican party’s language around women.
” rhetoric about women takes us back to a time when we were supposed to be beautiful and silent,” said Dunham, then credited Clinton for enabling safe and immediate care for women in any emergency room in New York State.
Dunham has been an early and ardent advocate of Clinton’s campaign.
“Donald’s not making America great again,” Ferrera said in conclusion, “He’s making America hate again and the majority of us can’t afford to see his vision of America come to be.” Speaking in unison, Ferrera and Dunham ended their speech on a rousing high note.
“Let’s forcefully reject division,” they said, “And declare love trumps hate.”