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

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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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SkippyDo
by on Aug. 13, 2017 at 1:26 PM

No problem!   I just didn't want you to fall for her nonsense.  :)

Quoting fireangel5:

I know lol, it's a joke based on a thread in another group, where her words "mysteriously" changed. 

Quoting SkippyDo:

Nobody changed her words.  She makes comments like this all the time and then tells everyone how she never does.  

This is just another day in crazy town.

Quoting fireangel5:

Maybe someone changed her words to set her up............

Quoting pvtjokerus:

Move on Iggy.  Also, remember the below when you claim that you are this angel that doesn't ever call people names.  

Quoting LGAll65215: BS You're a moron A misogynistic moron.
Quoting pvtjokerus:

Sigh.....Iggy, Codfish is correct.  Except Codfish missed one, Darlin'.

Quoting LGAll65215: 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.







CABZS
by Bronze Member on Aug. 13, 2017 at 1:52 PM
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We don't even know how he touched her. Could have been her arm just to get her attention. Oh no, TSA did that to my son, I should hop on social media and flip out about it.

My waitress called me hun, oh the horror.

Those things are terms of kindness. How horrible.

Quoting Meowmuffin:

I agree it would be ridiculous for that to be seen as a bad thing coming from a normal everyday person; however, it is totally unprofessional for TSA to being saying those things and touching people when they don't have to.  

Quoting CABZS: Eh I say hun and sweetheart all the time, I even compliment others on their attire at times.

Ridiculous to think this is a bad thing. So pathetic that kindness goes out the window these days.

Quoting cali_gurl:

yeah he was being inappropriate at work.

fireangel5
by Bronze Member on Aug. 13, 2017 at 3:00 PM
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She lost all credibiility with me years ago. I don't watch her movies and don't really give her a whole lot of my time or attention. 

cali_gurl
by on Aug. 13, 2017 at 5:47 PM

He said it a second time after she let him know she didn't appreciate it. Unprofessional to address a paying customer like that, especially after she told him she didn't like it.

Quoting CABZS: Eh I say hun and sweetheart all the time, I even compliment others on their attire at times. Ridiculous to think this is a bad thing. So pathetic that kindness goes out the window these days.
Quoting cali_gurl:

yeah he was being inappropriate at work.


BoredMom32
by Member on Aug. 16, 2017 at 9:04 PM

I would agree after seeing clips of her speaking at that protest.  

Quoting SkippyDo:

I read her book maybe 5 years ago and I don't remember that she is/was.  She was neglected as a child and there was some abuse.  I think most of her problems are mental health.  

Quoting BoredMom32:

Has she ever been an addict?  I agree her skin looks weird and she looks unwell in general.

Quoting SkippyDo:

And she's not aging well either.  Her skin looks like my 90 year old grandmother before she died. 

How unfortunate.



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