Once again I prove that I don’t learn from my mistakes. Taylor Bigler at The Daily Caller:
Ashley Judd has been making the political rounds as the Democratic actress reportedly contemplates a run against Republican Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014.
As she considers a run against McConnell, the Senate minority leader, Judd has reportedly been meeting with deep-pocketed donors in her home state of Kentucky. She also made a trip to Washington, D.C. last week.
We are used to knowing just about everything there is to know about serious political candidates. But will Judd be the first potential senator who has — literally — nothing left to show us?
The actress has bared her breasts in several films and has had some raunchy sex scenes in others.
According to MrSkin.com, which bills itself as “the largest free nude celebrity movie archive,” Judd has flashed just about everything on-screen.
It seems like she was particularly liberal with nudity early on in her career.
In both 1996′s “Norma Jean and Marilyn” and 1999′s “Eye of the Beholder,” Judd went full frontal and bared her behind.
She went topless for 1996′s “Normal Life” and went topless and bottomless in 1999′s “Double Jeopardy.”
Judd did a lesbian sex scene in 2002′s Oscar-nominated “Frida” and has nine other films categorized as “sexy” by Mr. Skin, meaning that there is at least one racy scene in those films.
Last time I took on the topic of female nudity I outraged a bunch of feminists who said I was slut-shaming. Apparently feminism is all about approving of ALL the choices women make, even if you wouldn’t want your daughter to make the same ones.
First of all, this is a cheap shot at Ashley Judd. But it’s also true. Young actresses get pressured into performing nude but doing so can also get them rewarded with fame and fortune. Much of the nudity is really gratuitous rather than artistically necessary.
I’m not a prude. I am a rather normal heterosexual male which means I find the sight of female nudity sexually stimulating. That’s just the way God made me. But He also gave me the power to control my urges. He also gave me a daughter that I love very much.
We live in a culture where women are paraded as sex objects. Many of those women are willing participants. There is an entire fashion industry based on helping women be sex objects. There is also a porn industry that merely exploits them as sex objects. And then there are 50 shades of grey in between.
Is it relevant to her qualifications as a US senator that Ashley Judd posed nude? Not to me, but others might disagree. So what is the answer?
What should we tell our daughters and other young women about things like posing for nude pictures, sexting, porn, and lingerie modeling? Should we encourage it? Condemn it? Ignore it? If it’s okay for Ashley Judd to do it, what do I tell my daughter and granddaughter? What do I tell my sons and grandsons?