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

POWERFUL article from actress Ashley Judd in reaction to media outlets reporting on her weight gain and supposed plastic surgery.  From the article:

If this conversation about me is going to be had, I will do my part to insist that it is a feminist one, because it has been misogynistic from the start. Who makes the fantastic leap from being sick, or gaining some weight over the winter, to a conclusion of plastic surgery? Our culture, that’s who. The insanity has to stop, because as focused on me as it appears to have been, it is about all girls and women. In fact, it’s about boys and men, too, who are equally objectified and ridiculed, according to heteronormative definitions of masculinity that deny the full and dynamic range of their personhood. It affects each and every one of us, in multiple and nefarious ways: our self-image, how we show up in our relationships and at work, our sense of our worth, value, and potential as human beings. Join in—and help change—the Conversation.

10-year-old Vogue model: Pretty or pretty weird?

The December/January issue of French Vogue ignited controversy in 2011 when they featured a 10-year-old girl with a sultry look, plunging neckline, full make-up and spike heels on the cover.  The picture on this link has been cropped.  If you want to see the entire picture, click on the article link below about government bans on this type of picture.

This article discusses how France, Britian, and other countries have worked to ban underage, sexualized models or child beauty pageants.  This article features the full picture of the French Vogue cover referenced in first article.