‘Wicked women’ are just women who are tired of abuse

New York: Angelina Jolie wants the world to have more “wicked women”. 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” should be used for those women who are tired of injustice and are not ready to give up their voice and rights. The actor-humanitarian reflected on how often women who run for political office in democratic countries are described as witches. PTI

Nobel Prize-winning US author Toni Morrison dies 

Washington: Nobel Prize-winning US author Toni Morrison, who chronicled the African American experience through her novels “Beloved”, “Song of Solomon” and “Sula”, has died aged 88. Morrison died on Monday night following a short illness. Among her plethora of accolades, she was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988 for “Beloved” and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. Morrison was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by former President Barack Obama in 2012. PTI