Britain is a strange place.
yOU’RE JOKING RIGHT
No, I’m not. It even has a wiki page.
Oh my god.
But… Today is Tuesday, guys.
Tomorrow is Wednesday.
Tomorrow we hear it.
“Carry on my wayward son…”
shut up or I’ll be crying before it even happens
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.
Okay yes having good grades doesn’t necessarily mean you’re smart but can we please not demean people who do get good grades because it is incredibly difficult and stressful for a lot of people and saying they “aren’t really smart” is really insulting to those who actually try really hard.