I loved Ashely Judd in A Time To Kill and in Double Jeopardy. But I didn’t love her because she is pretty. Or because she has good skin. Or because she is thin.
I loved her for her craft. I loved her style.
And today my opinion of Judd soared to new heights as she publically took the media to task for speculating about her ‘puffy face‘ as seen in March interviews. She wrote a piece featured on The Daily Beast and accused the media of engaging in a “misogynistic assault on all women” as they picked her apart… guessing and wondering. Was it plastic surgery? Was she lazy and gaining weight? Should she worry about pushing her husband into the arm’s of another woman because of her appearance?
Horrible. Horrifying and ridiculous. Judd points out how frequently women’s body images are assaulted – and often by other women. And how many ‘journalists’ engaged in this type of speculation.
One of my favorite portions of Judd’s article? The very end:
“It affects each and every one of us, in multiple and nefarious ways: our self-image, how we show up in our relationships and at work, our sense of our worth, value, and potential as human beings. Join in—and help change—the Conversation.”
You can also follow her on Twitter.
More from Danielle on Strollerderby:
Pinterest Is Making Money From Your Posts: Sneaky Or Genius?
Will You Teach Your Kids To Give Like The Anonymous Kmart Donors?
McDonalds Outsmarts San Francisco Happy Meal Ban
Sticks and Stones: My Son Cut His Hair So Another Child Would Stop Calling Him A Girl