Angelina Jolie Twitter Responses: Women Respond To Star's Double Mastectomy

On Tuesday, Angelina Jolie penned a piece in The New York Times called "My Medical Choice" in which she detailed her decision to have a preventative double mastectomy after learning that she had an 87 percent chance of getting breast cancer.

The piece went viral instantly, inspiring a wave of impassioned responses from women -- in the comments on the original piece, from new anchors and journalists, and all over Twitter. Below we've gathered some of those reaction tweets. Click through the slideshow, then tweet us @HuffPostWomen with your reaction to the actress' decision or share your thoughts in the comments here.

As Slate's Amanda Marcotte put it, Brava, Angelina.

LOOK: Women Respond To Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy On Twitter