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26Angelina Jolie Update: Will Get Her Ovaries Removed

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Angelina Jolie is taking more preventative measures to avoid cancer, of which she is high at risk. Or, was, until she got a double mastectomy. I’m starting to feel weird reporting about all of this. Here’s why. These are all very personal decisions and her body is her business. HOWEVER, she is making it public, and by doing so, is inspiring millions of women and raising awareness about how important it is to get regular screenings for cancer. For women who have had mastectomies, she is an inspiration for coming forward and talking about it, and showing that this surgery doesn’t make you any less of a woman. Yes, I used “inspirational” and “inspiration” very close together, but I really don’t know what else to say. She’s just…damn.

Now she’s about to go another major surgery. From People:

The mother of six is also planning to undergo surgery to remove her ovaries. Because of her “faulty” BRCA1 gene, she still faces a high risk of developing ovarian cancer, which her doctors estimate at 50 percent. Some doctors recommend patients undergo the surgery by age 40 or when a woman is done having children, though it may trigger early menopause.

Yesterday Brad Pitt released his own statement, calling her “heroic.”

Salon posted an article titled “Angelina Jolie’s Most Thrilling Decision: Robbing Her Breasts Of Their Cultural Power” and I’m really not sure what I think or feel about that. The crux of the article is,

From now on, her breasts will no longer be big, firm or “supple.” They won’t even serve as a public symbol of her fertility or of her interest in the task of mothering. Her breasts are now something more matter-of-fact. They are simply dispensable physical objects. She absolutely robbed them of their cultural, symbolic power. And what’s so completely thrilling about this, is that she did it on her own, one single woman — one single decision — against the machine.

I just don’t know how I feel about calling a mastectomy “thrilling.” She didn’t do this to entertain you. What do you think?

May 15, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives

26 Responses to “Angelina Jolie Update: Will Get Her Ovaries Removed”

  1. blasted1 says:

    I’m sure Angelina regards her mastectomy and upcoming (Probable) hysterictomy “thrilling” only in comparison to being one of the last people to make it to the lifeboats on the Titanic. Whoever wrote the Salon article is an idiot or an alien. She would have kept her all her body parts had they not turned on her, culture be damned.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This has nothing to do with cultural power. It is a health issue. That Salon article makes really no sense. In fact, that paragraph made me cringe, which I don’t usually do. :T

  3. Ella says:

    this is a personal matter i dont need to know what parts shes taking off, she should have kep it to herself and not make a media circus about it

    • SKANKS- R US says:

      this is her ONLY STORY …she’s hated , she’s dunzo & this is a last attempt …desperate …pathetic ….pity party ….
      people have cancer issues everyday ..REAL cancer …
      bitch is a self important incestuous piece of trash …

      • Jacqueline says:

        I assume neither one of you know anyone who has battled this awful disease; nor anyone who has succumbed to it. It would change your disgusting and ignorant opinions, but I hope to God that you never have to know what that is like. This IS a REAL cancer issue, knowing – not that there is simply a chance – but an overwhelming CERTAINTY that she would develop cancer. I know women who had made the same decision who have lost every woman in their family (grandmothers, mothers, aunts and sisters) to breast cancer. In some cases the preventative measure was covered by their insurance because of the guaranteed cost of treatment versus preventative care. I think it is wonderful that someone in her position can speak up and give reassurance and hope to women in similar positions. It takes nothing from her womanhood, if anything it adds to it because she obviously loves her children and has done what she can to alleviate their concerns and be present for them, as much as it is in her control. I’ve never really had an opinion on her acting ability or the dark rumors from her past. I think she is genuinely committed to her humanitarian efforts, but this has made me see her as a relatable mother and person whom I respect very much.

  4. blah says:

    While it’s her business and I’m in no position to tell people how to live their lives, isn’t doing this to ‘spare her children the horror of their mother dying’ sort of unrealistic? I mean, we are all going to die. You can’t escape death and by attempting to skirt death, aren’t you preventing your children from avoiding the understanding that all life ends? I don’t know, there’s only so much one person can do and like I said, I completely respect a persons own medical decisions, particularly when it comes to life and death, but still…you can get everything removed and still never escape the concept of death.

  5. SKANKS- R US says:

    she has munchausen BIG TIME …

  6. SKANKS- R US says:

    maybe she can remove the chin implant along with the old wonkboob implants ….

  7. tamliklew daniyel says:

    I think takes a right decision because life is bigger then the beautiful if life have so world have other wise nothing else even want to say she was set a example for the other ladies who suffer from this kind of dangerous disses .

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  8. xyz says:

    SHE MUTILATED HERSELF FOR MONEY AND FAME, ALSO BRAINWASHING WOMEN INTO MUTILATING THEMSELVES. PROMOTER OF THE NWO. ANYONE WHO BELIEVES HER “CANCER” STORY DESERVES TO BE SHOT. PERIOD.

  9. pikki nikki polka pants says:

    oh come on, dildos, nobody here deserves to be shot! true angie’s always been a whore for the industry & getting sliced open to make her face & body more beautiful is nothing new. that being said, i’ve thought about gettin’ my boobies scooped out only to input some safer fakies due to 3 women in my family battling breast cancer. it would eat of my savings, but it’s an option. it can be a great temporary solution if one can afford it, so i understand where jolie is coming from, but hey, SHUT UP ABOUT IT in the press anyway. now a bunch of brainwashed dumbfucks are treating it all like she created a new exciting medical procedure – whaaaat?! betch please. we can’t cheat death, so she & brad ought to come down off their high horse. the praising of ang is pretty nauseating. she was proactive, i’ll give her that. in any case, here’s hopin’ these intense medical decisions result in an extra decade or 2 of life – congrats, rich lady. *off*soapbox* – enjoy your day, dixx.

  10. Marumbo Msiska says:

    May God be with you Angelina because many women will learn from you. Your are a true star.

  11. allenredette daniyel says:

    she is a great , beautiful women of all time she’s show the way for other ladies who suffer from this kind of desses.

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  12. kimcheee says:

    On second thought, maybe that is a good idea. People with thyroid issues frequently end up with breast, ovarian and uterine cancer. She appears to have some thyroid issues – hyperactive, it appears – unless she really has an eating disorder or is using Adderall, heroin or cocaine.

  13. TiaraClassi says:

    I just read that her aunt just passed away from breast cancer..last night wtf, is wrong with some of you people…she has children to think about…her mother passed away from ovarian cancer…she is doing this for her family…definitely not for fame…I salute you, Angelina…

    • kimcheee says:

      According to the DailyMail, her aunt was the first Bertrand to have preventive surgery to avoid breast cancer. It’s sad that it didn’t work and the aunt still died of breast cancer. Either DM is wrong (again!) or that surgery won’t save you.

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