The Midsommar May Queen (shangri__la) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Angelina Jolie On Brad Pitt, Harvey Weinstein and Activism

Follow up to this post. The entire interview is great and worth the read.

  • Angelina has written her first book with child rights lawyer Geraldine Van Bueren QC and Amnesty International, called Know Your Rights. The book lays out all the rights children have under the UN convention on the rights of the child (the rights to life, dignity, health, equality and non-discrimination, criminal justice, a safe place, freedom of thought and expression, privacy, peaceful protest, play and education, to the right to protections from harm and armed violence).

  • With her custody situation with Brad Pitt, she brought up the rights of the child, only to find out the US hadn’t ratified the rights. "A child in Europe would have a better chance of having a voice in court than a child in California. That said a lot to me about this country."

  • On being an advocate only to have violence and legal issues erupt in her own home: "Often you cannot recognise something in a personal way, especially if your focus is on the greatest global injustices, because everything else seems smaller...I’m not the kind of person who makes decisions like the decisions I had to make lightly. It took a lot for me to be in a position where I felt I had to separate from the father of my children."

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Tags: activism / protest, angelina jolie, brad pitt, harvey weinstein, interview, photo shoot, sensitive content, violence / domestic abuse

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