Why are women so brutal with ourselves, and each other?
It’s a question tackled all over the place lately, including in “Miss Representation,” a popular documentary the Junior League of the Quad-Cities will host at 6:30 p.m. today (April 10) at the Putnam Museum in Davenport.
I’m excited to finally see this film, since I’ve been hearing rave reviews for several months.
Meanwhile, I stumbled across a post titled ”My Beautiful Cushy Tushy” on Motherlode, a parenting blog at the New York Times. The writer says her 4-year-old daughter told her that her bottom was “cushy” and meant it as a sincere compliment.
She wondered why she didn’t allow herself to view her aging, inperfect, but strong, body the same way.
Then, I saw actress Ashley Judd’s beautifully-written essay about the way the media picks apart her appearance, and why it’s wrong on so many levels.
Why do we allow this to happen? What are we teaching the next generation of girls … and boys?
What do you think?
P.S. I hope to see some of you tonight at the Putnam. Please be sure to say hi!