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Margaret Cho: "I Get Really Angry When People Talk About Women's Bodies"

Margaret Cho is not happy about the "Am I Ugly?" videos that girls are posting on YouTube. She's calling for a "vigilante, feminist voice protecting women from idiots who would destroy our self-esteem."

She recently posted a response on her blog, urging girls to stop asking the internet for feedback on their looks:

"Don’t make those videos. Take them down if they are up. You don’t need people to tell you how beautiful you are on there. You don’t need to put yourself in the position to be judged that way. You are better than that and you deserve the very best in life. If I could come through this screen and tell you and show you and bolster you and buoy you up and raise you high above all the bad shit you are going through – so your spirit is free and you feel like you are flying, I would...No amount of self hatred is going to change my appearance. I am who I am. I am stuck with this and I have to love it or else I am going to die early from my own suffering and idea that I got shortchanged in the looks department."

And here's what she told CNN:

We're with Margaret. Our Stamp Out Bodysnarking campaign is all about empowering young people to take a stand against body bullies because we know that these comments can have serious, lasting effects. Bodysnarking sticks with us, and it can keep us from moving forward in life--but it doesn't have to. Join us in stamping it out!

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