I always thought of this applied to women as well – for all the centuries women were held back & prohibited from being scientists or joining NASA for example. How much further would our human understanding of the world be if women were able to research the same way as Galileo? Or if they were treated equally as mathematicians from the start? Same for Alan Turing – how much farther could he have gotten if he had the opportunity to continue research without the fear of being shamed and persecuted for his sexuality?
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I don´t think Ms. Jolie´s point was the one person she might be able to personally help (Although one may argue she has helped her adopted children already by giving them an incredible opportunity). She is speaking in general terms – why does where you are born have to determine how you will live. Why do some of us have every opportunity and others who have the same will, drive, intelligence, have zero opportunity. And not only why, but what are those of us with priviledge doing about it and do we not have a responsilbity to do something?