Today, Angelina Jolie published a piece in the New York Times about her decision to undergo a preventive double mastectomy last month. As a carrier of a gene mutation called BRCA1, Jolie cut her chances of contracting breast cancer from 87 percent to under 5 percent by undergoing the procedure. Commenters snarked that Jolie had received a "boob job." Some suggested that her medical emergency was just a tabloid ruse to cover up elective breast implants. Others morbidly asked after the whereabouts of the breast tissue removed from her body. "RIP Angelina's boobs" was a typical ignorant comment. Said one commenter on a Jezebel post about the op-ed, "How many guys stopped reading as soon as they realized Angelina Jolie has no breasts? she's dead to me!"
Really??? :shock: WTF is wrong with people? If I knew I had that gene, and I was done breastfeeding my kids, I'd have that surgery in a heartbeat. I love my breasts, but I love my kids a whole lot more. A doctor in the article said it's much easier to do the surgery when you don't already have cancer.