I’d already put together a post for today, when I stumbled across a post by actress Ashley Judd . It was a post so important, so moving, that I felt I MUST share it.
It’s something every person should read. It’s a topic which must be talked about. It’s something that, in my opinion, needs to change in our culture. And it needs to change NOW.
I’m talking about the objectification and sexualization of girls and women. Of taking away their self and reducing them to objects to be lauded and/or scorned by impossible standards set up by “others.” This is a topic with which I myself have struggled. I think all women have at some point. And even men to some degree.
If, after reading her post, you agree with me that this is a message that needs to be out there, that needs to be read, please join me in sharing Ashley Judd’s message.
The Conversation about women’s bodies exists largely outside of us, while it is also directed at (and marketed to) us, and used to define and control us. The Conversation about women happens everywhere, publicly and privately. We are described and detailed, our faces and bodies analyzed and picked apart, our worth ascertained and ascribed based on the reduction of personhood to simple physical objectification. Our voices, our personhood, our potential, and our accomplishments are regularly minimized and muted.
Read the rest of the message HERE.
I’m also over on Red Tash’s blog today, so you can check that interview out HERE.