Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Ashley Judd is my new heroine

She's all over the blogosphere and twitterverse in the last few days taking up for women who suffer from unnecessary scrutiny in the media.  Ms. Judd challenged the denigration of women not only by men but from each other, further empowering the patriarchy and disempowering females.  She is quickly becoming a spokesperson for the innumerable women who are pummeled in the press about their looks equating their worth with no mention of their character, humanity or contribution to society.

Judd's response 
Jezebel article
NPR blogs 
This woman is intelligent, eloquent and speaks for us all.  So timely, needed and appropriate.  Let's face it (no pun intended), Ashley Judd kicks ass.  Her comments are re-posted in their entirety at Ashley Judd website.  (and credit to the AP for the photo)

As a side note, I'm so glad to see MissRepresentation getting its due attention.  One such case is at EntertainmentTime.  

1 comment:

  1. Hallelujah! I echo your refrain!

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    Happy reading!