Ashley Judd Follows Her Kickass Feminist Essay with Kickass Feminist TV AppearancesMadeleine Davies4/12/12 5:15pmFiled to: Ashley JuddFeminismRock centerAccess HollywoodFbtweet77EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink This past Monday, actress Ashley Judd released an essay on the Daily Beast regarding the inappropriate and invasive media speculation regarding Judd's appearance during a television interview in which her face looked — le shock! — slightly puffier than some of us thought acceptable. The essay is an awesome "fuck you" to the way we, men and women, find it okay to use a woman's appearance to weaken or keep her down. (Read our own Lindy West's fantastic response here.) While it's disappointing that this conversation needs to be had at all, it's all the same important that Judd is forcing us to have it in such a public way, now bringing the discussion to several news shows.