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  1. Eric Ruder
    Eric Ruder May 25, 2013 at 11:35 pm |

    Great statement, Deepa.

    One note: I think you mean “self-reflective” rather than “self-reflexive” in the last paragraph.


  2. Mary Beaudoin
    Mary Beaudoin May 26, 2013 at 8:53 am |

    It should also be acknowledged that while her chosen career as an actress/movie star has already been well established and provides her with certain privileges, Angelina Jolie made this personal revelation at some risk to her career, which, no matter how it might be criticized for objectivication of the human body, is dependent on what the film industry and the public perceive as visual and sexual attractiveness. It’s also not necessary to comment that she lacks feminist and political values, as she seems to act with more feminist and political awareness than many people. She is one of the few celebrities who uses her fame to draw attention to social causes (you might even say political causes)–as a UN Good Will Ambassador, she has traveled to Iraq and drawn attention to the plight of post-war Iraqis, refugees in various parts of the world, etc.

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