Hey Strangekittens. You’ve probably seen the fuss about Ashley’s Judd’s poor face on Twitter/FB. Accusations that she’d had work done, etc, and being vilfied as some evil monster…for having a puffy face.
For the record, she was sick for over an month, and had to take steroid medicine. Which tends to puff you out like a blowfish, unfortunately.
Ashley responds in the classiest, most intelligent way possible:
So, why the fark is is anyone’s business what she does with her face. It’s HER face. Guys, if someone made a huge deal about you shaving your chin, and made you out to be some crazy, self absorbed villian for doing so, you’d be pissed right?
That’s what women are made to feel like on a pretty constant basis. We’re judged first on how desirable we are, and maybe, just MAYBE, someone will take the time to notice something else. If you’re attractive. And sometimes, even if you ARE attractive, that’s all people notice. If said woman is a celebrity, all the more so.
Secondly, it’s 2012. Women can do pretty much any task a male can, and it’s well past the time of thinking of women as just breeders and decoration. A fair amount of men do not treat women like that, I know. But society as a whole is just sexist as all hell. I know, bla bla feminism ra ra ra. I don’t think feminism needs to be a ‘thing’. EQUALITY needs to be a thing.
Don’t fucking judge me on what genitalia I happened to be born with. Yes, I am aware that there are physical and biological differences, obviously. I’m talking about this metaphorically.
No-one should have to worry about how they’re going to be judged. As human beings, we have big enough things to worry about than what lies between someone else’s legs, or the colour of their skin, or who they happen to love.
If it doesn’t negatively affect me, it’s none of my business.
Since I was a child, I have been unfairly judged, discrminated or just plain ignored for:
-Being mixed race
-Not being girly enough
-Being too smart
-Wearing glasses, AND not wearing glasses
-Being taller than average
-Having big feet
-For not wanting to bail out on high school and life in general, like most of my family
-For standing up for myself, and others.
-For the career options I chose
And many, many other things. As I think about it, these are some of the ones I remember the most. Mostly because they’re such idiotic reasons to discriminate against anyone. Some people would see a lot of these things as advantages!
My point is, people should really, really taste the words they’re about to say before they spew them. Many things I write, and rant about, I intend to provoke emotions. Because I WANT you to think about it, and why you’re thinking about it. This is something I go over time and time again. People should be god-damn offended by the way society is and work to change it.
What do you think about this?