Angelina Jolie weighs in on the ‘gift of being born a woman

Melanie Aiden|October 22, 2021
Angelina Jolie weighs in on the ‘gift’ of being born a woman

Angelina Jolie recently highlighted the blessings she’s been gifted after being born a woman.

Jolie presented her thoughts in a written speech for the Dolby Terrace, at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles.

While the actor herself was unable to attend the event due to a past covid-19 exposure scare but according to the MC of the night Jolie intended to remind fans, “To every young girl listening, know this: It is a gift to be a woman. That others may choose to suggest it is in any way less only shows their fear of your power.”

She also went on to say, “With women who were born in countries where the struggle for equality and rights is even more challenging than it is here. Women who know that what makes them different is what makes them beautiful and gives them even more to contribute. I feel truly honored to be part of this sisterhood.”

“We’ve all felt quite small at times. We have all felt scared and alone and working in this business probably often felt valued for the wrong things or taken advantage of. Every woman has probably experienced double standards, abuse of power, and the lack of accountability, and has had to fight to stay soft and open.”

But it is important to remember, “For as much as we discuss inequality here, it is nothing compared to the limitations and abuse that women face in many other parts of the world. So while we fight here, we have to look outside of here to the women and girls who are refugees, who are stateless, who are facing hunger and violence and fighting every day for basic rights and respect.”

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