'Maleficent' Might Be About Rape, But That's a Good Thing

MaleficentFrozen ‘Maleficent’ Might Be About Rape, But That’s a Good Thing Angelina Jolie agreed to lend her considerable star power to a movie that explored rape in the context of a children’s story. June 16, 2014 By Rebecca Cusey Angelina Jolie wants us to talk about rape, but not in the Western-centric, man-blaming, feminist-professor way of the chattering classes. She would like us to move beyond insular #YesAllWomen Twitter outrage to a global perspective with a broader, wiser understanding of the evils of human nature and the ability to overcome that evil with good. Jolie stepped into this conversation way back in 2009 when she agreed to lend her considerable star power to a movie that explored rape in the context of a children’s story. That movie became “Maleficent,”...

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