Sometimes empowerment comes from the most unlikely corners. Who'd have thought that Ashlee Simpson would have so much to say about the absurdity and indignity of a woman's body making headlines?
While the rags focus on Jessica Simpson's recent weight gain, the real story is these Ashlee Simpson quotes on Yahoo. In a shockingly literate and spot-on collection of ideas shared on Yahoo's Movie News and Gossip, pop starlet Ashlee Simpson-Wentz defended her sister, the notoriously sexy siren Jessica Simpson, and all women with this:
"A week after the inauguration and with such a feeling of hope in the air for our country, I find it completely embarrassing and belittling to all women to read about a woman's weight or figure as a headline on Fox News."
If you haven't read the rest already, you really oughtta. It's not everyday that a woman steps out from inside the machine to rail against it. Way to go Ashlee!
I'm heading to iTunes to hope that her empowered ideas translate to her music.