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För er som känner er bra på engelska tipsar Evie denna veckan om en artikel skådespelerskan Ashley Judd publicerat i den amerikanska nättidningen The Daily Beast.

”That women are joining in the ongoing disassembling of my appearance is salient. 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. It is subtle, insidious, and never more dangerous than when women passionately deny that they themselves are engaging in it.”

Ashley Judd diskuterar hur hennes ansikte dissekerats och diskuterats in i minsta detalj i pressen, i relation till objektifierade kroppar och internaliserande patriarkala strukturer. Väldigt läsvärt.

”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.”