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Ashley Judd Says She Lost a “Big Job” For Speaking Out Against Trump, Male Sexual Violence – The Hollywood Reporter

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Talking on the Clinton International Initiative in New York Monday, Ashley Judd delivered a passionate speech about the necessity to finish male sexual violence and the implications she has confronted for talking up, together with the lack of work. 

“Male sexual violence is the up with which we will not put, and, for me, it’s just the hill on which I’m willing to die,” Judd stated. “I’ve seen too much agony, too many shattered souls, and too many women controlled and held back as farmers, as civil servants, as contributors to their community because they couldn’t plan and space the births of their children because when they introduce family planning they get beaten, or used for household labor and fetching water and cooking and cleaning while their sons eat more than they do.”

Judd, who’s international goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Inhabitants Fund, has been outspoken concerning the problem of sexual violence in opposition to girls and went on the document as certainly one of Harvey Weinstein’s named accusers in The New York Instances exposé in 2017. She started her speech Monday by itemizing a number of acts of sexual violence that she stated had skilled beginning on the age of seven, after which broadened the difficulty to examples she’s seen the world over and domestically, together with how the porn business has normalized violent conduct in opposition to girls, resembling choking.

“And still, some say boys will be boys, but we say here today that we love them and they will be held accountable for their actions, their attitudes, their sins of omission. And frankly, I’m fed up with the emphasis being on building resilience in girls and women because we’ve gotta look upstream and see from whence this need for resilience comes,” Judd stated. 

The actress added that she has been labeled as a “man hater” and misplaced jobs for talking out in opposition to sexual violence, most notably after studying a spoken phrase poem on the Ladies’s March in Washington D.C. that quoted President Trump’s notorious feedback on feminine anatomy.  

“Now it seems like you’re with me, but I kind of assumed this is the part where I’ve lost everybody and the media calls me a man hater and of course, my social media goes bananas with rape and death threats. I’m used to that,” Judd stated. “This will be what it will be because we’re here to tell the truth. This is telling truth to patriarchy. Just like when I lost a big job after the Women’s March. I quoted the president. He said it, he got elected. I quoted him, I got fired and lost income that would’ve changed my life.” 

Nonetheless, Judd stated she had hope that there’s a resolution for “ending male entitlement to female bodies,” beginning with a change within the ecosystems that hold girls from having equal entry to education and different alternatives, in addition to extra grassroots organizations supporting feminine political candidates and males coming ahead and talking up about it the necessity for change. She additionally listed an instance of assembly a younger, Syrian refuge who was a sufferer of rape and spoke out about her expertise. 

“So join her and me in telling the truth about male sexual violence. Tell it in your workplaces. Tell it on the streets. Tell it in public transportation. Tell it in your bedrooms,” she stated.

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