Ashley Judd Tells Media To Take A Flying Leap After Comments About Her Appearance
By Alex Cranz
I am an unabashed lover of the Judd. First, she was the one who told Natalie Portman to get with Forney even though Portman was worried her lack of education would bring Forney down and Judd was all, “Girl my kids are named after snacks in the checkout aisle at Wal-Mart and you’re kid basically shares a name with Ugly Betty. Why are you even worried? GET SOME.”
Then she did all those thrillers where she told her murderous ex to suck it or she’d kill him and get away with it because she’d already served time for his murder, and where she told Morgan Freeman as Alex Cross to suck it because she knew who the serial killer was and would find his ass again, and before all that she told Will Riker to suck it because the game the crew of the Enterprise was playing WAS CONTROLLING THEIR MINDS (also she made out with Wil Wheaton).
In the personal realm she told the most horrible and sexist members of Congress and the mining industry to suck it after they told her to shut her mouth about mountaintop-removal mining because she’s famous and a GIRL. She then reminded them in the sassiest “go fuck yourself” tone ever that she’d lived in Appalachia for most of her life and that they were sexist assholes. It was. The Best.
Now she’s back answering criticisms of her appearance in the most excellent and watchable Missing.
How awesome is her response? This is just the first paragraph:
The Conversation about women’s bodies exists largely outside of us, while it is also directed at (and marketed to) us, and used to define and control us. The Conversation about women happens everywhere, publicly and privately. We are described and detailed, our faces and bodies analyzed and picked apart, our worth ascertained and ascribed based on the reduction of personhood to simple physical objectification. Our voices, our personhood, our potential, and our accomplishments are regularly minimized and muted.
Woman is a righteous intelligent and awesome and outspoken BEAST. Respect her wonderment!
Also watch Missing because it’s basically that one Liam Neeson movie but a television show with Ashley Judd and Sean Bean comes by some times in flashbacks.
Source [The Daily Beast]