Navigation Links
I Would Sob After Meeting Young Prostitutes: Judd

New Delhi: Hollywood actor Ashley Judd's visits to brothels in India and her interaction there with young prostitutes, some just in their teens, left her deeply disturbed.// She says she would sob at night in her hotel room after such visits.

The award-winning "Double Jeopardy" actor, while speaking to young students on NDTV 24x7's "India Questions" show, also described how her very tough childhood had evoked in her a passion to work for the AIDS affected.

Judd, who visited brothels in India as part of NGO Population Services International, helped in educating sex workers about HIV/AIDS.

In the interview, to be telecast 9.30 p.m. Saturday, she said: "In terms of my personal responses to seeing the vulnerability of girls and women in India, it's been so hard, it's been so hard. You know, one girl or woman, one boy or man, abused and mistreated to me is the whole world being abused and mistreated. And I have gone to my hotel room at night and I have cried and cried and cried."

Judd told NDTV's Prannoy Roy that she prefers fighting for women who are sexually exploited to being a celebrity. "I much prefer in fact the Human Rights work that I have been so blessed to have the opportunity to do, and who could have possibly guessed that Hollywood for me would be my entry into the slums and brothels."

The actor attributes her sensitivity to the pain of the prostitutes she met to her own childhood, which she said was marked by abuse, poverty, and a severely dysfunctional family.

"I was physically, emotionally, sexually and spiritually abused, and as a result I was a very damaged, wounded person... I had a lot of rage. I was a rager as child; I was a rager as an adult. And you know, it's enraging to be abused and to try to tell people, 'hello this is happening' and no one listens.

"I was a very damaged, wounded person... I know that I was drawn to this work partially because, although these cir cumstances were different, I identified with what I saw people going through," she said.

Judd says that after moving around between 13 different schools, her first experience with stability was her admission into a university in Kentucky, where she majored in Women's Studies, a course that she says spiritually awakened her.

After much therapy and because of her work among women and children, Judd said she has been able to make peace with her past.

"And so now I can truly say that I am so grateful that all those things happened to me. Were they right? Absolutely not... Should a child go through that? Of course not... But am glad I did. Because it has helped my spirit become... the spirit that brought me here to India to work with dis-empowered girls and women."

Source-IANS
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Patients Pressure Would Result In Overprescription
2. Smallpox Would Spread Rapidly
3. Legalization Of Euthanasia Would Not Affect Patient’s Trus
4. Stem Cell Bank In UK Would Require 150 Embryo-Derived Stem Cell Lines
5. UN Fears Melting Of Ice Would Concentrate Toxins in the Chinese Water Supply
6. Early Detection Of Primary Liver Cancer Would Save Millions Of Lives
7. NHS Trust Would Soon Take On The Hospital Superbug
8. 60 Million People Would Die Due To NCD In India
9. Inactivation of Rad9 in Tumor Cells Would Be Advantageous In Cancer Therapy
10. Small Cars, Anti-AIDS And Anti-Cancer Drugs Would Be Cheaper
11. Study Would Pave Way for the Development of New Drugs That Targets TB Proteasome
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... Connor Sport Court ... for the 2016 NCAA Men’s National Collegiate Volleyball Championship. , Sport ... championship to be held May 5-7 at Pennsylvania State University’s Rec Hall in ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... ... families of Camas and Vancouver, WA, has announced the latest beneficiary of ... Breast Cancer Foundation and their Mammography Program, which provides free mammograms and ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... Level 10 Head Over Heels Athletic ... to the University of Arizona for the fall of 2019. , After a ... Brovedani’s commitment to the GymCats came from her connection with the coaching staff and ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... MA (PRWEB) , ... May 04, 2016 , ... ... help fund Dr. Todd Rider's research and development of DRACO broad-spectrum antiviral therapeutics. ... In the campaign that starts on May 3, 2016 at http://igg.me/at/EndTheVirus ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... Olshan ... commercial real estate proudly announced that its service-based charitable program, Olshan Outreach, successfully ... portfolio-wide will continue Olshan Properties’ annual philanthropic tradition in 2016 with the ‘Fight ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/4/2016)... 2016  Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE: CODI ... of leading middle market businesses, announced today its consolidated ... 2016. First Quarter 2016 Highlights , ... or "Cash Flow") of $13.6 million for the first ... $15.0 million for the first quarter of 2016; ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... COUNTY, Calif. , May 4, 2016  It,s time for an upgrade. There ... shown on a brilliant 3.5 inch LCD, the illustrious DVMAXX HD  offers unparalleled ... brands as well as a world class manufacturer of innovative technology.  Photo ... ... ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... YORK , May 4, 2016 ... Share, Development, Growth and Demand Forecast to 2022 - Industry ... User (Hospital, Diagnostic Center and Others)" by P&S Market Research, ... $4,894.3 million in 2015, and it is expected to grow ... type, the high slice type segment is expected to witness ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: