I’m not faulting Angelina’s charity work, but should someone with
the responsibility of mothering six kids really go to one of the most
dangerous places in the world? Is her obsession with thrill THAT
Disclaimer: I respectAngelina Jolie for her commitment to
helping humanity… few people in the world have the capability to make
that much positive change. That said, I have to ask — why does Angie
insist on risking her life to help others when she hasSIX kids at home?
The 37-year-old superstar and UN Refugee Agency Ambassador spent the
day in Pakistan on Sept. 7 talking to the press and visiting a
makeshift camp for flood survivors in an effort to increase awareness
for one of the country’s worst-ever floods. Meanwhile, hersix small kids —Maddox, 9;Pax, 6;Zahara, 5;Shiloh, 4; and twinsVivienne andKnox, 2 — were at home without their supermom, something that Angelina should think twice about, says one expert.
Yes, her obsession with thrill.That’s totally what sent her to
Pakistan. Not, you know, the fucking earth caving in and a literal
Biblical flood happening. Her obsession with thrill. Why, trying to
raise money for people whose entire CITIES have been washed away is
just like extreme hang-gliding! How can she be so mean to her children?
Okay, so she’s given birth. So now she has to sit at home and nurse?
I mean, I assume at least some of the kids are in school, and that she
has a small army of staff, plus OH YEAH BRAD PITT IS AROUND TO BE THEIR
DAD, so quite possibly she shouldn’t have to give up everything in the
world that matters to her to stay home and stare at the children all
day long. I’m sure things change when you have children. I’m sure your
priorities change. I’m not denying that people sacrifice all the time, and I’m not saying anyone who chooses to do so shouldn’t. But the idea that mothers and mothers alone need to
abandon everything important to them in order to be capital-M mothers
is fucking sick and twisted.
In the first place, who the hell decided they wanted parents who did nothing BUT parent? Who says that’s a healthy way to grow up? Who
says you’re well-served by the example that you should think of your own family and only your own family and only EVER your own family, and fuck what goes on outside in the world? What do you then have to offer those children you worry so much about?
Worse, what do you say when this story comes up at Thanksgiving a few years from now? “Oh, well, Mom used to advocate for the betterment of people around the world using the fact that she’s a stunning badass actress to get attention for the poor and starving, but then you came along and ruined all that.” That’s GREAT. I’m sure the six children who she’s just now described as ruining all her good works will feel fantastic that she chose to stay home with them. Come on, if she’s raising them right they’ll never forgive her.
Most of all I just love how this is seen as trivial and thrill-seeking on the part of Angelina Jolie, who by all accounts could be doing just about anything she wanted with her life and is instead hanging out with the most fucked of all the fucked people in the world right now instead of partying in clubs. You know what Mrs. Smith would say to that, don’t you?