Renee at Womanist Musings also doesn’t believe in the sincerity of Ashley Judd’s sudden feminist awakening:
To me all of her righteous indignation reads more like self-indulgent posturing that’s an emotional response for not being considered a Sexy Young Thang anymore.
**Begins crocodile tears and a pout.
She has a mid-season replacement action thriller about a former CIA operative to promote. Since the ratings have dropped, it isn’t likely to be renewed.
I guess I’m not as kind and understanding as other people, which is why Judd’s conversion to anti-objectification militancy comes a little too late for me. Imagine Mitt Romney suddenly going bankrupt and on the next day joining the #Occupy movement and ranting about greedy millionaires. It’s easy to be against objectification when you can’t make the same huge piles of money out of it any more.
No, people, Hollywood is not a place to look for support for our feminist goals.