Melissa Etheridge is Banned From My Window Until She Shuts Up About Angelina Jolie

Melissa Etheridge on stageMusician, activist and cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge dislikes all the talk of Angelina Jolie as a brave and honorable soul.

During a non-televised interview, Etheridge said Jolie actually made the “most fearful choice,” adding that her stress levels and nutrition should have been taken into account.

“It’s the stress that will turn that gene on or not,” Etheridge told the Washington Blade. “Plenty of people have the gene mutation and everything but it never comes to cancer.”

There are so many things wrong with that statement, I don’t even know where to start. It’s like the notion that you can’t catch a cold unless you’re a feeble, bedridden old geezer.

Eating healthy, exercising and living with the lowest amount of stress are proven ways to extend the human lifespan, but cancer is much harder to avoid than say, heart disease.  Continue reading “Melissa Etheridge is Banned From My Window Until She Shuts Up About Angelina Jolie”

Angelina Jolie Had a Double Mastectomy

Angelina Jolie 2013Angelina Jolie explained her recent absence, revealing that she had joined the likes of Giuliana Rancic, Sharon Osbourne, Kylie Minogue, Kathy Bates and the tens of thousands of American women who undergo mastectomy a year, in a New York Times piece titled “My Medical Choice.”

Jolie wrote that the decision to have her breasts surgically removed and replaced with implants came after doctors learned that she carries a gene that heavily increases the chance of developing breast cancer.

In the heart-melting article, she describes the process, which began in early February and ended in late April, and encourages others to be brave and get tested.  Continue reading “Angelina Jolie Had a Double Mastectomy”