Body Image / Films / TV / Women and Gender

Actor Ashley Judd Takes On Bodysnarking Media

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. After media speculation over her allegedly “puffy face” caused a “viral media frenzy,” actor Ashley Judd decided to speak out against the media’s misogynistic accusations. Beyond her career as an actor, Judd is a humanitarian and philanthropist, a global ambassador for YouthAIDS and a Harvard graduate. The feminist activist — … Continue reading

Domestic Violence, Rape, Sexual Assault / Music / Race / Women and Gender

The Weight of Words: How Ashley Judd’s Hip-Hop Comments Opened the Door to Discuss Rape Culture

As you’ve probably heard by now, actor Ashley Judd ignited a firestorm of controversy over her condemnation of rap and hip-hop from her new memoir All That is Bitter & Sweet.  Here is the passage that caused the furor: “YouthAIDS created hip public service announcements for TV and radio using popular local and international celebrities … Continue reading