We can believe folks who have been assaulted; we can condemn the unacceptable behavior, and create space for abusers to make authentic changes, amends, restitution, and ultimately to become of service to the movement toward the elimination of toxic masculinity and the fulmination of gender equity.
Enough with online hate speech, sexual harassment and threats of violence against women and marginalized groups. It’s time to take the global crisis of online abuse seriously. In this searching, powerful talk, Ashley Judd recounts her ongoing experience of being terrorized on social media for her unwavering activism and calls on citizens of the internet, […]
Today (Saturday, January 21, 2017) was outrageously wonderful and powerful. Seeing the love and the power of equality in the hundreds of thousands who attended the Women’s March on Washington was electrifying. Thank you to the great 19 year old poet, Nina Donovan for allowing me to share her words today. All of the credit […]
Girls and women should feel empowered As I recently saw in Jordan, Turkey and Ukraine, refugees need a chaos-free, safe place to live. They need to eat and drink. Their children need schooling. They exercise and relax. They paint, cook, act, sing, dance, do yoga and shop. They also become intimate. Girls and women become […]
On Valentine’s Day, keep in mind the thousands of child brides for whom girlish romantic dreams have given way to hellish, unrelenting trauma, says Ashley Judd.
During a conference championship game on Sunday, I posted a comment to Twitter that some found unsportsmanlike. I didn’t much care for three players bleeding on the court, and I tweeted that the opponent was “playing dirty & can kiss my team’s free throw making a—.” The volume of hatred that exploded at me in response was staggering.
Editor’s note: Ashley Judd is an actor, author, advocate and global ambassador for Population Services International, a global health organization, http://www.psi.org/ and Karl Hofmann is the president and CEO of PSI. Follow Ashley Judd on Twitter at @AshleyJudd and Karl Hofmann at @KarlHofmannPSI (CNN) — The first case of Ebola in the United States was […]
The issue at hand is the illegal violation of my privacy in that a tracking device was secretly and unlawfully placed on my vehicle. For my safety and that of everyone around me, I naturally filed a police report, as any citizen would and should. The media is unfortunately aggressively pursuing and publishing details, some […]
Over the past several months, I’ve been deeply moved by the resiliency, grace, and spirit of the many Kentuckians I’ve been honored to encounter as I’ve travelled our great state. After hearing your voices and stories – your dreams for your families and the many hurts you’ve experienced – it’s profoundly clear Kentucky needs leaders […]
As I prepare to go to picture on my directorial debut, I’d like to share some of what I have been reading and discovering. I’ve long been familiar with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), a very common form mental illness, and gender violence. I’ve also been sadly aware of the asymmetry of gender power in the US […]