ashley judd

“media outlets bolstered by consulting with plastic surgeons I have never met who “conclude” what procedures I have “clearly” had. (Notice that this is a “back-handed compliment,” too—I look so good! It simply cannot possibly be real!)”.

Women are picked apart in the media in that they are put under the microscope of the media’s idea of what it means to be beautiful. Public opinion is based off of what the media presents, thus the publics image of what women are to look like go by the medium of television in which women are expected to dress and look a certain way. The article “Ashley Judd Slaps Media in the Face for Speculation Over Her ‘Puffy’ Appearance” is about famous actress ashley judd and how the media as distorted society views her as a well as other women. The media distorts the image of women by comparing them to those seen on film. The author his compared to a film she does in the past named double jeopardy made in 1998, 14 years later in 2012 she is expected to live up to this unrealistic standard of what it means to be a women. The media places unrealistic burdens on women in which even through old age they are expected to look the same as 20 years prior, when they do meet such a criteria they are not praised for their beauty but accused of having surgery done. This can be seen in todays society in which we are constantly seeing pictures that show or inquire whether celebrities have had job done. Though Judd is angry about this it can also be said that once you become an actress or Tv personal you give over your right of privacy to the public you are also expected to accept criticism. Though Judd’s observations on how women are portrayed is correct her assessment of criticism is however wrong in that it is not that women are judging her and siding with man on patriarchy. The fact is when she became an actor she gave away her humanity yes she is human but she is seen as an object to be judged, seeing as she went in a profession known for sharp criticism. One is left to wonder if she is only know realizing this media miss interpretation of women because of the fact she has made enough money.


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