A piece of my mind.
I find it completely appalling that the men of America are criticizing Angelina Jolie’s decision to get a double mastectomy. Firstly, not only is it anyone’s business but her own, but she has the cancer gene and has an 87% chance of getting cancer herself. Her body is her own personal choice.
Instead of telling her how brave and inspirational she is for going through such a troubling procedure, men everywhere are yelling at her for getting rid of her “amazing rack”.
Let me make this very clear: women do not belong to men. Their bodies do not belong to you and what we do with our bodies does not affect you. Ever.
We can get enhancements, abortions, life-saving surgeries, and do anything else to our bodies that we want and it doesn’t concern you. We are not alive purely for your enjoyment.
This case is a perfect example of why we need women’s rights and a strong women movement. Women are not objects, we are people. And we have the right to do whatever we want with our bodies, our sexuality, our person, without your approval.