Obviously she’s been slapped with that label before — in Glamour:
Not to mention countless smaller outlets. Dunham’s character on Girls, Hannah, says in the first season, “I don’t want to freak you out, but I think I may be the voice of my generation. Or at least a voice. Of a generation.” The line probably helped inspire the onslaught of headlines about how Dunham herself is the voice of a generation — but the media seems to have latched onto the wrong half of the dialogue.
Whether or not Dunham is the voice of her generation, the problem with saying so is that this doesn’t seem to be the point the show makes at all. The show is about a generation addicted to the internet and social media, tools that allow everyone to have a voice in a generation. Which is the only reason Hannah thinks she’s a somebody (or is going to be a somebody very shortly) to begin with — anybody with a Twitter account or a Tumblr is the voice of something these days.
- President Trump laid out an ambitious agenda in his speech to Congress, but Republicans are still divided on how to pass that agenda.
- The FBI is investigating if bomb threats against Jewish centers came from an internet "troll" and are profiling a lone, young, tech-savvy person.
- Facebook is using artificial intelligence for suicide prevention, scanning feeds for signs of people at risk of self-harm, then offering resources for help.
- Uber's CEO said he's "seeking leadership help" after dash-cam footage was published of him aggressively arguing with a company driver 😳