Actress and self-styled activist Ashley Judd is trivializing rape victims by likening the 2016 to a sex crime, and alleging she was “re-traumatized” when a relative “voted for a pussy grabber.”
In a Huffington Post video, “Ashley Judd describes being triggered by Trump,” Judd donned a “pussy hat” popularized at the recent Women’s March to discuss her sexual history, and how the 2016 election hurt her feelings.
“I’m a rape survivor and survivor of incest and I lived alone for two years as a child in two different states, so there’s a lot back there, and of course it’s informed in an impossible to overstate ways my resilience,” she said.
“But my conviction, based on my personal experience, is that the new guy is a sexual predator,” Judd continued, referring to Trump.
“And the fact that there were adult men in my family – who failed to protect me as a child – voted for him, was really re-traumatizing in saying, ‘You’re gonna put me out there again. And the idea that you would protect me has evaporated.’ And it was incredibly painful. Incredibly painful,” she said.
“And these are good people, good people,” Judd said. “One of them is a former superintendent of schools who banned Columbus Day activities because 60 percent of the kids were Native American.”
Judd never mentioned Trump by name, perhaps because it would just be too much. She explained that she tried to work things out with her estranged male Trump-supporting relative and got emotional when they spoke by phone after a period of tension following the election.
“Immediately I began to weep, because it’s not ok. It’s not ok,” Judd said. “For me it’s not about the wall, it not about any of that stuff. It’s about, you voted for a pussy grabber. You voted for someone who calls his wife a piece of ass, whose daughter is his favorite sex symbol. It really boils down to me to the sexual assault and the misogyny piece.”
Judd said the two eventually talked and made up, but the scars from the “tragedy” remain.
“It remains for me the worst thing that has ever happened to me in my lifetime,” she said. “Raped as a child – bad. Re-raped by a political system that ordains a clown – really bad.”
Judd’s emotional sharing with The Huffington Post comes after her vulgar rant at the Women’s March the day after Trump’s inauguration in January. Judd recited a “Nasty Women” poem denigrating Trump and mocked the “new guy” over a 2005 video in which he used the phrase “grab them by the pussy” in a discussion about women.
“Our pussies ain’t for grabbing, they’re for reminding you that our walls are stronger than America’s ever will be,” Judd said, according to US Weekly. “They’re for birthing new generations of filthy, vulgar, bossy, brave, proud, nasty women.”
Judd is best known for her acting roles in such flicks as “Bug” and “Dolphin Tale 2.” Her more accomplished older sister, country singing legend Wynonna Judd, has gone out of her way to distance herself from “toxic” culture of Ashely Judd’s politics.
“A reminder for people visiting my site. For me it’s about love of (music) & fellowship with fans,” Wynonna tweeted after Ashley’s Women’s March performance. “I don’t do politics on here.”
“I try to stay away from that toxicity … the whole thing is toxic,” she posted.