[Correction: I thought the horrible act of misogyny you’re about to witness happened in America, but it was in Germany. I regret the error, but I still hope this man’s life is ruined for this. Being German is no excuse!]
Life is tough for women in 2017, particularly if they’re rich white ladies of a certain age who used to be famous. Just imagine: You’re at the airport, minding your own business, and some security jerk basically rapes you by complimenting your outfit and calling you “sweetheart.” Um, institutionalized misogyny, anyone?
That’s exactly what happened recently to feminist and former actress Ashley Judd, and she’s not letting those evil men get away with it (click the fullscreen button to unmute the video):
“I was coming through security, and a guy said, ‘Hey, sweetheart!’ And I said, ‘I’m not your sweetheart. I am a client…’ And then, when I was setting out my stuff, he said, ‘Hey, nice dress…’ I set my stuff on the doohickey, you know, the doohickey that rolls? And I was speaking with one of his colleagues… And guess what happened next? [DRAMATIC PAUSE] He touched me… 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!'”
I can’t imagine going through something like that. This is a hate crime, no matter who mansplains to you how it’s “harmless” and “no big deal” and “you need to adjust your dosage.”
This disgusting pervert should be named, shamed, fired, and driven out of society altogether. You just don’t mess with a Nasty Woman!
If you see Ashley Judd at the airport, or anywhere else, don’t call her “sweetheart.” Don’t talk to her at all. Don’t even look at her. Just pretend she isn’t there. Hollywood finally did, and we’re all better off for it.
(Hat tip: Amanda Prestigiacomo)