So today Angelina Jolie had double mastectomy, which is the removal of one’s breasts, to prevent Breast cancer. So instead of praising Angelina on her bravery, men on Twitter decided to ridicule her, even calling her stupid for removing her breasts. For those of you on Tumblr that are attacking Feminists about being delusional about sexism against women and misogyny here’s your fucking proof that sexism and misogyny exists.
Im not saying it was a bad idea. The fear of cancer would cause a lot of people to do a lot of things, but she is a celebrity. Not just any celebrity, but a celebrity that is supposed to define hotness in media. She got her job because she can memorize lines(ever see Tomb Raider…I wouldn’t call that acting) and look hot while doing it. She got her job because she was HOT, and that’s not a bad thing either. God knows I would do the same if I could.
Hot does not mean attractive. Attractive can mean many different things. Hot is like a sub-genre of attractive that pertains to misogynist standards almost. The “Barbie Doll” figure, supper models, the porn stars, and especially celebrities.
By having this procedure, I personally believe she is being hypocritical in a way. I might not be using the right word but imagine this…
Your a professional baseball player, one of the best in all of Baseball even. Your doctor tells you that with the way you train and the physical exertion of your arms strength you could damage it in the future…so you cut your arm off…I mean…come on…
Angelina Jolie had every right to do what she did, yes, but her career and her image would obviously and should be damaged. Being a celebrity is literally ALL ABOUT IMAGE, that’s what they do for a living! “Hey, look at the movie star”, “Hey, you hear about the new pop singer?”, “Hey, you’ll never believe what so-and-so did at the awards show last night.”
As a celebrity she as well as every celebrity put herself out there for people to give opinions and statements on freely whether they are misogynistic or not, so no, dont feel bad for Angelina, dont be mad at idiots on the internet for being idiots, and certainly dont think celebrities deserve anything less but publicity for what they do whether it is good or bad.
Excuse me whilst I go throw up.
You do realise breast cancer kills right? That she had an extremely high chance of getting it, and in getting the surgery done, she was literally trying to save her own life.
And this may come as a surprise to you, but her being alive is far more important than “looking hot”. Her sole purpose in life is not to exist for your viewing pleasure. She is more than a pair of breasts - she is a person. She’s not just Lara Croft who looks sexy on your screen and then disappears as soon as you turn it off. She has a life, she has family, she has friends, who are much more important than a couple of teenagers touching themselves to her tits.
It is in no way comparable to “cutting off your arm because you might damage it in the future” because there’s a HUGE difference between “maybe damaging your arm” and “87% chance of getting breast cancer” because again, it can kill you.
Yes, people are allowed to freely give their opinions and statements: that’s called free speech. Free speech means the government won’t arrest you for being a massive twat; it does not mean your statements are immune from criticisms. Simply because you can say something doesn’t make it right to do so.
Angelina Jolie made an extremely difficult decision that potentially saved her life. She chose to go public with this decision so other women could also benefit and possibly also save their own lives. And the lives of these women are far more important than Angelina Jolie “looking hot” in a movie. I can’t begin to articulate how incredibly selfish it is for you, or anyone else to be complaining that you personally think she no longer looks as hot as you would like, when she just prevented deaths. I cannot believe you would prioritize your own sexual desires over someone else’s life.
You are wrong and you should feel very bad.
She also wasn’t just going to get breast cancer, which is horrible (87% is basically a death sentence for her, just like the rest of the women in her family) in and of it self, she was going to develop the one the most aggressive form of breast cancer called Tripple Negative Breast Cancer. Unlike it’s counterparts it is extremely difficult to treat.
You people need to do your damn research before you start spouting off with this bullshit.