I think it was last week when the Internet was all over a Daily Beast article written by Ashley Judd. In the piece, she attacked the media and our society for paying attention to her “puffy face.” Many were saying she had had plastic surgery, which she denies.
I mean, really. Part of me thinks: she is in the business of acting (and has a new TV show), so she should expect a measure of attention to her face. But part of me is angry at our society that puts so much weight on a woman’s appearance, particularly women over 40 (which Judd is). The micro attention that women who are in the public eye get is quite different than for men who are in the public arena. Remember the 2008 election?
Anyway, the cartoon is my commentary on all of this. The intersection of evolution and plastic surgery….