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Challenging Gendered Beauty Norms: Ashley Judd's Conversation

By Sally Raskoff Did you read Ashley Judd’s essay regarding the media attention to her appearance? It is a rare day that an actor calls attention to the disparities and inequalities in our societal structure. Ms. Judd’s essay is a.....
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