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Ashley Judd Calls Out ‘Everyday Sexism’ at Airport Security on Facebook Live

Posted by on Aug. 11, 2017 at 1:41 AM
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Ashley Judd Calls Out ‘Everyday Sexism’ at Airport Security on Facebook Live

 
Ashley Judd of the series 'Berlin Station' speaks onstage during the EPIX portion of the 2017 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 25, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Ashley Judd is speaking out against “everyday sexism.” During a recent visit to the airport, the actress, 49, claimed she encountered an airport employee that interacted with her in ways that she considers inappropriate.

She took to Facebook Live to send her followers a detailed explanation of the encounter and said this is the kind of thing people rarely speak up about because it seems insignificant.

“This is the kind of thing to me that happens which I categorize as everyday sexism,” she said. “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.’”

“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!’” she explained. “I didn’t hear him say anything about the attire of any of the other folks in the entire line and I am in one of the most traveled airports in the world. I’m surrounded by lots and lots of other people dressed in lots of different kinds of dress.”

Judd then revealed the airport employee touched her, although she did not reveal how or where.

“I was speaking with one of his colleagues, she was saying, ‘Do you have high heeled shoes,’ and then guess what happened next? He touched me. I didn’t see him touch anybody else. And I turned around and I said, ‘That was unnecessary.’”

“By that time, you know, my skin was burning, my feet are burning. It’s so hard to continue to set these boundaries when someone continues to push. And then for good measure, he just said one more time, ‘have a good day sweetheart,’” she added.

The Divergent actress said that since she was early for her flight, she decided to put in a complaint with the manager.

“My intention is to put principles above personalities. I’m not here to be controversial. I am not here to be combative. But I asked for a manager, and I introduced myself and I shook his hand and I explained my situation and I also explained that there were also a lot of other people who saw it,” she said in the Facebook Live.

In a second video, Judd claimed that the manager apologized and said the employees are trained to address everyone as “sir” and “madam” and told not to touch anyone. Following their talk, the manager allegedly said he would be having a “second and longer conversation” when things were quieter at the airport.

Judd said her only intention for sharing the videos was to not only discuss a problem but to also highlight a solution.

by on Aug. 11, 2017 at 1:41 AM
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MissAndree
by Bronze Member on Aug. 11, 2017 at 4:34 AM
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She's not wrong. I don't believe for a minute that the employee would have called a man sweetheart, commented on his outfit and put his hands on him uninvited and unnecessarily.I can find no fault in how she handled it.
LGAll65215
by on Aug. 11, 2017 at 6:19 AM
Yes that was inappropriate. She was right .
billsfan1104
by Silver Member on Aug. 11, 2017 at 9:20 AM
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Calling someone sweetheart and saying nice dress is not sexist.
Damn. It wasn't bad
Jadegirl1819
by New Member on Aug. 11, 2017 at 9:26 AM
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I wonder how she would have reacted if it was a woman that was saying those things to her.

pvtjokerus
by Gold Member on Aug. 12, 2017 at 7:11 PM
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Being called a sweetheart is by no means bad.  There is also a way of saying nice dress.  If he was crude about it then, yes, it is a problem.  But if he was being honest then maybe he was gay and liked it......"hmmmmm, wonder if ole' Judd thought about that."  Bottom line is that she again wanted attention so she had to post something on FB to get herself some 'atta-girls' from her followers.

cali_gurl
by on Aug. 12, 2017 at 7:15 PM
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yeah he was being inappropriate at work.

codfish
by Jen on Aug. 12, 2017 at 7:43 PM
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This idiot grew up in the South. She knows damn good and well people call others sweetie, hon, and honey all the freaking time.

She is seeking attention, as usual, and she got it.
SkippyDo
by on Aug. 12, 2017 at 8:13 PM
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I think she needs to commit herself for the long term.   She isn't doing well. 

SkippyDo
by on Aug. 12, 2017 at 8:15 PM
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And she's not aging well either.  Her skin looks like my 90 year old grandmother before she died. 

How unfortunate.

LGAll65215
by on Aug. 12, 2017 at 8:16 PM
No they don't--especially on the job.
That's so stupid I can't believe you're excusing him!
He's a moron


Quoting codfish: This idiot grew up in the South. She knows damn good and well people call others sweetie, hon, and honey all the freaking time.

She is seeking attention, as usual, and she got it.
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