Judd on Body Image and Sexism

Here’s a link to a fantastic article by Ashley Judd that was sparked by recent discussion about her appearance.

She does an incredible job of shining the light where it belongs: on structural injustice in the sexist orientation of our society.

She also offers the best three-sentence summary of patriarchy that I have ever read.  This is a much needed contribution to contemporary conversations on gender where the related-but-separate problems of misogyny and sexism are so often confused for one another.

Judd’s words:

“Patriarchy is not men. Patriarchy is a system in which both women and men participate. It privileges, inter alia, the interests of boys and men over the bodily integrity, autonomy, and dignity of girls and women.”

Special thanks to my friend and congregant, Jaime Dudajek-Burgdoff, for posting this article on Facebook.

Ashley Judd Slaps Media in the Face for Speculation Over Her ‘Puffy’ Appearance

2 thoughts on “Judd on Body Image and Sexism

  1. Jaime Burgdoff

    The article makes some very relevant and valid points. I am thankful to my friends who shared on facebook and glad that you read it and shared, Barrett!

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