I’m not sure which is more obnoxious: An actress who writes a 1500 word screed that demands the end of any talk about her looks…
I hope the sharing of my thoughts can generate a new conversation: Why was a puffy face cause for such a conversation in the first place? How, and why, did people participate? If not in the conversation about me, in parallel ones about women in your sphere? What is the gloating about? What is the condemnation about? What is the self-righteous alleged “all knowing” stance of the media about? How does this symbolize constraints on girls and women, and encroach on our right to be simply as we are, at any given moment? How can we as individuals in our private lives make adjustments that support us in shedding unconscious actions, internalized beliefs, and fears about our worthiness, that perpetuate such meanness? What can we do as families, as groups of friends? Is what girls and women can do different from what boys and men can do? What does this have to do with how women are treated in the workplace?
Please, God, make it stop.
Or, the fact that this same actress allows herself to be photographed like this:
Not that I’m complaining, This, after all, is my kind of hypocrisy.
Or, that at the bottom of this 1500 word screed is a 350 word bio that reads like the opening chapter of “Tales From an Insecure Actress.”
We get it, Ashley, we hear you roar.
Now, Miss 1%, please return to the good works of attempting to destroy jobs for the rural working class.