The list included: “’anxiety disorder, ‘resultant constant nausea,’ ‘an election that reveals the true depths of American misogyny,’ ‘a quiet rage that replaces need for food with need for revenge,’ ‘worrying ceaselessly about the health and safety of women you know and women you don't' and 'um, who the f**k cares?’"
Dunham's 20th tip wasn't advice at all but rather her slamming the publication. "I have no tips, I give no tips. I don't want to be on this cover 'cause it's diametrically opposed to everything I've fought my whole career for," she wrote. "It's not a compliment to me because it's not an achievement."
In March, Dunham told Ellen DeGeneres that she was "frustrated" at how some people were responding to her recent weight loss. "It's just so crazy because I spent six years in my career being called things like 'bag of milk' on the internet ... and 'baby cow, aging cow' ... and I just never felt self-conscious about it," she explained. "Anybody that was going to take the time to say something negative about my weight on the internet wasn't someone I was going to particularly be keen to impress anyway."
"But then I had this experience of my body changing, and I got all these people saying, 'You're a hypocrite. I thought you were body positive. I thought you were a person embracing bodies of all sizes,'" Dunham continued. "And I was like, 'I do,' I just understand that my body's changed. We live a long time, things happen."