Angelina Jolie confessed, in a statement in Time magazine, on the occasion of International Women's Day, March 8, that daughters Zahara and Shiloh were operated on, to justify their absence from public life.
“I spent the last two months in and out of surgery with my eldest daughter, and a few days ago she saw her younger sister undergoing hip surgery,” said the “Maleficent” actress about her daughters Zahara, from 15 years old, and Shiloh, 13 years old. Angelina revealed that the interventions strengthened the bonds in the family, saying that the daughters passed their life to the background and made the sisters their "priority". “The youngest learned what nurses did with their sister in order to do so,” she wrote.
“The brothers also supported them (…) but on this International Women's Day, writing to you from the hospital, I want to focus on my daughters for a moment, and on everything I learned from them and from other girls and young people I met around the world ”, he continued, criticizing the pressure of society on young women to“ serve others ”and saying that they are often considered selfish“ because they focus on their needs and desires ”.
In the statement entitled “Why Girls Deserve Love and Respect on International Women's Day”, addressing young women from around the world, the actress called for the appreciation of “openness and instinct for young women to care for and help others” and the protection of their rights, so that injustices and attitudes that go unnoticed in society are stopped.
In a strong message to the readers of Time magazine and to all young women around the world, Angelina concluded: “My message to young women is: fight, girls. Mutual care will be a big part of the way forward. Keep calm. Know your rights. And don't let anyone tell you that they are not precious, special and, above all, equal. ”
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