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 for being delusional about sexism against women and misogyny here’s your fucking proof that sexism and misogyny exists.
Our celebrity obsessed culture may be a joke but breast cancer definitely isn’t - nearly 500,000 people die from it every year. Angelina Jolie’s doctors estimated she had an 87% risk of developing breast cancer and a 50% risk of developing ovarian cancer because she carries the common gene mutation that causes both. Her mother died at the age of 56 after a long battle with cancer as well. My own mother had both breast and ovarian cancer within a couple short years and let me tell you, it’s about the least funny thing in the world to watch someone suffer from.
Valuing someone’s body parts you sexualized over their life and humanity goes beyond sexism, it’s sub-human.
My mum had breast cancer and got her boobs cut off and i still thought she was pretty cool my mum used to be the only person i knew who told me i was handsome i think i miss my mum more than i know
…these people are idiots, and completely deluded if they think that their ridiculous opinions have any actual impact on someone who has experienced a serious health concern and chosen the option that she thought was best.
Oh, wait… silly me… according to American standards (set by those idiotic politicians) women don’t have the right to control their own body, or have a say what happens to it!
Notice something else in common, they are all men. Fine and dandy for them, men have a significantly lower (on average) risk of breast cancer than women.
But let’s assume for some reason, that one of the idiots above got testicular cancer… the only option is to remove one or both of the testicles to prevent potential spreading into penile, rectal or scrotal cancer…
Suddenly the game changes, everyone is expected to feel sympathy for them, yes? Well, what if people reacted the way they have?
“He’s obviously only doing it for the attention, I mean come on!”
“Heh, looks like his wife will have to go find herself a REAL man -like the gardener!”
“R.I.P. Your Manhood! Suck it up and die like a man!”
“Dude, getting your ‘nads cut off is like taking the dog to be neutered, prepare to sing soprano!”
Oh wait, no one would ever dare do that, would they?
Because doing this to a man/male celebrity would be a taboo subject, anathema to modern society because of how utterly rude, crude and disgusting it would be…
Why then is this allowed to happen to this poor woman, of all people?
If it’s not your body, keep your goddamn opinions to yourself; because who’s to say that, if you ever found yourself in the same situation, you wouldn’t make the same call?
She wants to still be here for her husband, kids, and herself… why should you criticise that right?
ONE LAST RAGE:
Something that utterly irks me about the whole thing is the connotation that the love shared by Angelina and her husband is based solely on looks/her breasts alone. Apparently wherever these inbred idiots come from, love is a more material commodity than in other places; gods forbid that two people love each other no matter what.
Real relationships don’t fall over the second someone has a major health crisis, that’s not how it works at all… I’m not saying it will be a walk in the park, but I highly doubt he’ll be leaping for the nanny at every opportunity (as was implied).
These people are simply rude, arrogant idiots… and perhaps they will never grow up; but let us hope one day they realise people are more than just the some of their parts. No matter how you sexualise them…