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Friday, May 17, 2013

Following Angelina's lead

It's a little surprising how much praise Angelina Jolie has garnered for her announcement about her double mastectomy. She's even made the cover of Time Magazine (in a suitably noble pose).

Everyone is calling her a "hero." All for taking a precautionary step to preserve her own health.

I had always thought that a hero was someone who put himself in the line of danger to protect others.

Silly me.

Jolie said in her NY Times op-ed that she now has implants. (Wasn't it sorta obvious she's had them all along?)

But seeing how much glory and approval Angelina Jolie has gotten for her procedure has inspired me to undergo a similar procedure -- to prevent testicular cancer.

Curiously, even though most of the men I've spoken to about this have questioned my sanity, every feminist I've spoken to has heartily encouraged me to take this brave step.

In fact, their support has been downright enthusiastic.

Even my wife has been encouraging. She's actually asked for the byproducts of the operation, so she can carry them around in her purse, as a keepsake.

Let the fulsome plaudits begin.


Anonymous said...

Hey Just wanna let you know I have been reading your blog for a couple of months. I read thru the archives also. Keep up the good work.

John Craig said...

Anon --
Thank you very much, especially for looking through the archives.

I"m not even sure why I do this. I keep building it, the way some semi-crazy guys used to build elaborate train sets in their basements.

W O D said...

I did laugh at this post.

I like to read it as if your trying to work out what the hell is going on in this world and have see through some of the lies.

John Craig said...

W O D --
Thank you.

I suspect there are a lot more lies I haven't seen through than those I have.

Anonymous said...

John--that's hysterical!! Brian

John Craig said...

Thank you Brian. Not in the mood to laugh myself right now though as the stitches hurt.

Stephanie Gutierrez said...

This is Vida Guerra's body with Angelina Jolie's face...but reading this post makes me realize you don't do your research nor care about actual female related issues with cancer.