The Hollywood star, in an op-ed for Elle magazine, goes on to redefine the labels often used to brand women as "unnatural" and "dangerous", saying the term "wicked" today should be used for those women who are exhausted of injustice and are not ready to give up their voice and rights.
Angelina Jolie, 44, looks just like she did in the 2005 film, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, in her new cover shoot for Elle ! "'Wicked women" are just women who are exhausted of injustice and abuse", she wrote in Elle.
She said: "it doesn't matter what you wear on the outside if your mind isn't strong".
"What is it about the power of a woman free in mind and body that has been perceived as so risky throughout history?", the actress questioned as she started putting her thoughts down, in an essay she penned for "Elle" magazine's September issue.
"There is nothing more attractive-you might even say enchanting-than a woman with an independent will and her own opinions". "Had I lived in earlier times, I could have been burnt at the stake many times over for simply being myself", writes Angelina.
Jolie went through a highly publicized divorce from actor Brad Pitt after approximately 12 years together. "Women who stand up for human rights in many countries are still labelled "deviant", "bad mothers", "difficult" or "loose", she wrote. In the essay, she has talked about women rights and how powerful and strong women have been subjected to shame, punishments and speculations of practising black magic and carrying evil powers, across the world, since always.
Jolie began by asking the question, "What is it about the power of a woman free in mind and body that has been perceived as so risky throughout history". Angelina Jolie also argued that the world needs more 'wicked women'.
Jolie also nodded to her sons in the essay, writing that she "could not be prouder ... for the men they are becoming".