In the September issue of Elle, Angelina Jolie shared her thoughts on the negative labeling that women often receive and the valuable lessons she hopes her daughters, Zahara, Shiloh, and Vivienne, will learn from her. The 47-year-old actress, who is renowned for both her humanitarian work and acting skills, emphasized the importance of developing one’s mind over physical appearance. According to her, a woman’s strength of character and independent will, coupled with her own opinions, are what make her attractive and enchanting. Therefore, Jolie encourages her daughters to prioritize their personal growth and intellectual development above all else.
Angelina has six children with her former partner Brad Pitt. She recently praised her three sons, Maddox, Pax, and Knox, for the young men they are becoming. In addition to expressing hopes for her daughters, she took a moment to commend her sons for their respectful behavior towards their sisters and the respect they receive in return. Angelina couldn’t be more proud of them.
Angelina, who is set to star in the upcoming movie Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, shared her thoughts on being a “wicked woman” and how the world could benefit from more women like that. According to her, being a “wicked woman” means being tired of injustice and abuse and refusing to conform to rules and codes that do not benefit oneself or one’s family. Wicked women are those who stand up for their rights and voices, even in the face of danger, imprisonment, or rejection by their communities. Angelina believes that if this is considered wickedness, then the world definitely needs more wicked women.
As per the actress, women are not always up for a fight every day. They desire to embrace their femininity, showcasing traits such as love, grace, and nurturing, instead of always being aggressive. Angelina stresses that not all women possess magical powers, but they have an unparalleled talent to work together and support each other. She also acknowledges the men who value and respect women as equals. For the complete essay, visit Elle.com.