Ash­ley faces ev­ery­day sex­ism

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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

PHOTO: FRED­ER­ICK M. BROWN/GETTY IMAGES/AFP

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