Ashley faces everyday sexism
American actor Ashley Judd (right) has never been one to hold back, when she’s bothered by injustice.
The outspoken Divergent star, 49, was so irritated by an inappropriate encounter with an airport employee, she filmed a Facebook Live video detailing the experience.
Speaking down the camera lens as she made her way through the airport, Judd explained, “This is the kind of thing to me that happens which I categorise as everyday sexism. And it is so easy to let it go and not to speak up, particularly when it is so easy for someone to push back and say ‘Oh, I was just being polite’.”
She added: “So I was coming through security and a guy said ‘Hey sweetheart’, and I said, ‘I’m not your sweetheart, I am your client.’ So I was already setting a boundary. When I was setting my things out, he said, ‘Hey nice dress!’”
The actor said that he didn’t comment on anyone else’s attire in the entire line. “I’m surrounded by lots and lots of other people dressed in lots of different dresses, but he never said anything,” she added.
ASHLEY JUDD WAS SO IRRITATED BY AN INAPPROPRIATE ENCOUNTER WITH AN AIRPORT EMPLOYEE, SHE FILMED A FACEBOOK LIVE VIDEO DETAILING THE EXPERIENCE