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Quickie: Ashley Judd is fucking awesome.

Via various people on Twitter, and Jezebel, here’s Ashley Judd on the controversy surrounding her “puffy face”.

Consequently, I choose to address it because the conversation was pointedly nasty, gendered, and misogynistic and embodies what all girls and women in our culture, to a greater or lesser degree, endure every day, in ways both outrageous and subtle. The assault on our body image, the hypersexualization of girls and women and subsequent degradation of our sexuality as we walk through the decades, and the general incessant objectification is what this conversation allegedly about my face is really about.

Go read the whole thing. Really. It’ll make you feel better about your day.

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