Ashley Judd's "puffy face" reply

@jonnifc (1021)
April 10, 2012 9:04pm CST
So have you guys heard about how Ashley Judd reacted to "public criticism and speculation about her "puffy face"? Here's the article on Yahoo! Shine. (not referral link) I think she IS classy and smart to reply with such an intelligent essay. I don't think anyone could have said it better about the issue. Ashley said, "We (women) 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." Why are women more susceptible to these criticisms than men? What do you think about it?
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• United States
11 Apr 12
I think she's absolutely right and I applaud her. I really hadn't heard much about her before, but since reading that article this morning, I am officially a huge fan. The media and individuals are extremely critical of a woman's physical appearance. Celebrities, politicians, anyone who dares show their face in public. Is it any wonder we have an epidemic of eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder?
@jonnifc (1021)
• Philippines
11 Apr 12
So true! And when a woman speaks out against said critics, they are sometimes viewed as defensive and insecure. What's up with that? I'm all for being healthy and fit but it should be because of health reasons, not because it is what's acceptable and gives a woman credibility. Thanks for responding!