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Outrage Watch: Ashley Judd slams online misogyny in stirring new essay

Welcome to the March 20, 2015 edition of Outrage Watch, HitFix's daily rundown of all the things folks are peeved about in entertainment. Today's top story: Ashley Judd is taking a stand against online misogyny.

The “Insurgent” actress has published a lengthy essay Thursday that took aim at a round of misogynistic and threatening attacks directed at her on Twitter earlier this week.

“What happened to me is the devastating social norm experienced by millions of girls and women on the Internet. Online harassers use the slightest excuse (or no excuse at all) to dismember our personhood. My tweet was simply the convenient delivery system for a rage toward women that lurks perpetually,” the actress wrote. She goes on to relate that she was the victim of two different rapes and “systematic molestation from another adult” that occurred in the summer of 1984, before concluding:

“I am handing it back over to those of you who are unafraid to speak out against abuse like I have faced, and those of you who are righteous allies and intervening bystanders. You're on it. Keep at it – on the Internet, at home, at work and in your hearts, where the courage to tackle this may fundamentally lie. We have much to discuss, and much action to take. Join me.”

Read it in full over at mic.com.

[mic via Time]

Want more? There's plenty of indignation to go around. See below for a full roundup of today's kerfuffles.

Outraged: Jay Leno
Target: P.C. college culture
Why: During an appearance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” Thursday, the former late-night host called out our nations young people for being too P.C. “College kids now are so politically correct,” said Leno, who went on to relate a story about a former intern who called him “a little racist” for saying he wasn't a big fan of Mexican food.

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