After an appearance on a Canadian talk show, the media took shots at Ashley Judd for what they called a “puffy appearance,” speculating on the actress having plastic surgery. Judd, who had been suffering from a serious sinus infection and the flu, has been taking medications that include steroids, which can cause patients to have said bloated or puffy appearance.
She pointed out in her response to the media that they are encouraging bullying and that the vicious cycle should be stopped instead of encouraged by tabloid lovers and other celebs. Furthermore, she believes that the abnormal obsession with women’s appearances is an unhealthy trend picked up by society that only increases society’s patriarchy tendencies.
Judd wrote, “I choose to address it because the conversation was pointedly nasty, gendered, and misogynistic and embodies what all girls and women in our culture, to a greater or lesser degree, endure every day, in ways both outrageous and subtle.
The assault on our body image, the hypersexualization of girls and women and subsequent degradation of our sexuality as we walk through the decades, and the general incessant objectification is what this conversation allegedly about my face is really about.”
Source: ABC News
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