5 things Lena Dunham & Mindy Kaling interview taught us about being women

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Two brilliant funny women, just chatting about what makes women awesome...

Lena Dunham and Mindy Kaling interview

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We would like to apologise in advance as we are about to gush. Lena Dunham interviewing Mindy Kaling has made our week.

Not only do we love it when celebs interview other celebs (less work for us), but it just makes for good reading. As two of the most successful women in TV comedy at the moment, the two shared their views of feminism, success and their inspirations.

Smart and brilliant women like this (you too Tina Fey) make us feel like we have four brain cells keeping each other company, but we'll take that and instead learn from her wise ways.

Oh, teach us how to be a better woman Lena and Mindy...

1. Always think about your legacy

This is how Mindy Kaling would like to be remembered: 'She threw the most amazing parties and she had the most gorgeous and cheerful husband. Gay teenagers would dress up as her for Halloween. She seemed to have read every book, yet no one ever saw her reading. She had the appetite of an Olympic swimmer and the physique of an Olympic figure skater. She dressed like Chloë Sevigny and could f**k for hours. . ."

2. Stop asking sexist questions in interviews

Lena: Do you ever get embarrassed to point out gender bias? I always apologise and say something dumb and sassy like "Not to be the girl who cried misogyny, but no one would ever say that to Larry David!"

Mindy: 'More than half the questions I am asked are about the politics of the way I look. What it feels like to be not skinny/dark-skinned/a minority/not conventionally pretty/female/etc...I get jealous of white male showrunners when 90 percent of their questions are about characters, story structure, creative inspiration, or, hell, even the business of getting a show on the air.'

3. We should stop feeling guilty about calling out other women

Mindy: I too feel guilty when I don't have knee-jerk unconditional love for all the decisions or all the art made by every woman I see. But that's OK. I think most educated and empathetic women probably feel the same way.

4. It's ok to love sex (but not be defined by it)

Mindy: I love women who love sex and can write about it in thoughtful, creative ways that don't exploit them, as many other people will use sex to exploit them.

5. Feminism comes in different forms

Because Lena said so.
Lena: 'I love seeing women stand up for things they believe in, teach their daughters how to do the same, prepare meals out of whatever they have in their fridges, wear helmets when they ride their bikes, call BS when they see it, and accept that feminism comes in a lotta different forms.'



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