April 11, 2012


Square Off Wednesday

Ashley Judd, actress and wife of IndyCar racer andverygoodlookingman Dario Franchitti, came out swinging after rude remarks about her appearance.

Called out by magazines and the Internet (which is its own beast, as you know) started screaming 'plastic surgery' at the woman because her face was 'puffy'.

Well, not content to just cry and deny, Judd went after her detractors. And not in the usual 'I'm just well rested' way that so many try to get away with. Revealing prescription meds - steroids - have caused the puffiness, she took it a step further - why do we do this to women, any women, at all?

Join us on CHCH at 5:30, channel 11.

2 Comments:

Blogger Chris Brown (not the felon) said...

I am blown away by how women are picked apart piece by piece on their appearances. Red carpet, on the beach, it doesn't matter where. The men are wearing "another stupid tux" but the women are "wearing Armani" or "Spaghetti" or "Zucchini." Why does it matter and, more importantly, why should I care?

Truth is.... I don't.

April 11, 2012 4:27 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Judd's response (I think you can get to it through the link) is really excellent. She moves the discussion off of her looks and instead spotlights the messaging that all of this sends.

She also pushes past the 'men only want perfect/young/beautiful woman' crap. She head-on addresses that fact that this was mostly WOMEN who went after her.

April 11, 2012 4:31 PM  

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