Jolie on Pregnancy: Do You Believe Her?
By Bryan Caplan
Angelina Jolie has more than enough money to make most of the downside of kids disappear. But now that she’s pregnant with twins, all her money won’t save her. Her reaction:
“It makes me feel that all the things about my body are suddenly there for a reason,” she says in the July issue of Vanity Fair. “It makes you feel round and supple, and to have a little life inside you is amazing.”
Plus, the actress says that her partner, Brad Pitt, “finds pregnancy very sexy. So that makes me feel very sexy.”
The 32-year-old – already mom to Maddox, 6; Pax, 4; Zahara, 3; and Shiloh, 2, – also says she is awed by what the human body can do. When giving birth to daughter Shiloh, “I had a C-section and I found it fascinating. I didn’t find it a sacrifice and I didn’t find it a painful experience,” she tells the magazine. “I found it a fascinating miracle of what a body can do.”
Do you believe her? Or is Jolie just trying to make publicity lemonade out of a lemon of a situation?
Extra credit: If I believe her, does that make me a misogynist? Or is it doubting her that would so label me?