Angelina Jolie tells rich moms what we all want to say
Remember a little bit ago when Gwyneth Paltrow pissed off everyone and their abuela by showing us just how flexible she is when she stuck her perfectly pedicured foot in her mouth? Just in case you don't remember, what she said was, "I think it's different when you have an office job, because it's routine and, you know, you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening. I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it's not like being on set."
And that's when everyone realized that as wordly, educated and traveled as Ms. Paltrow may be, she doesn't know a damn thing about the "real" world of most mothers. Well, I am relieved to say that is not the case with Angelina Jolie. In fact, Jolie thinks that some moms really shouldn't complain at all. Listen up, Paltrow!
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In a recent interview Jolie said, "I have much more support than most people, most women in this world. And I have the financial means to have a home and health care and food." She could have left it at that, but no, she went on to say what should become Gwyneth Paltrow's new mantra:
I actually feel that women in my position, when we have all at our disposal to help us, shouldn't complain. Consider all the people who really struggle and don't have the financial means, don't have the support, and many people are single raising children. That's hard.
Thank you! It's nice to know that someone who is in a position of privilege is not blind or clueless to the situation that other less privileged people find themselves in.
I mean, I get it, we are all human and we are all going to bitch about stuff, go ahead, but know your audience. Complain to your friends who have similar circumstances, but don't go spewing nonsensical complaints about parenting to people who can't even imagine what it's like to be as blessed as you are.
Am I right or am I right?
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How do you feel about Jolie's take on her situation?