How Many Lives Will Angelina Jolie Save?


You know, at some point, there will be a backlash against Angelina Jolie. But, if she saves just one life by telling her story, it'll make it easy to laugh off the backlash as envy and nothing more.


Not that Time Magazine actually matters anymore, but it is important to note that what she did went beyond courage; it entered the entire country in a discussion about women's health and how women are judged for the health decisions that they make. Not everyone can use the resources that she had available to her; I would think that a healthy discussion about why Planned Parenthood is so important should come out of this. Planned Parenthood saves the lives of women and that's all there is to it.

This is also why scams like the Susan G. Komen Foundation--which actually pays their executives frightening amounts of money and has pretty high overhead--are failing women in the long run.

Jolie has started one of the most important conversations of the decade and this transcends her star appeal and her physical appearance. This is about a hell of a lot more than any of that.