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Amal Clooney's Still Changing the World From Behind Closed Doors

Christina Marfice

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Christina is a reporter based in Boise, Idaho. She's a veteran vegetarian, a political junkie and a huge grammar snob. On the weekends, she can usually be found binging on Netflix, playing the piano or petting her cats, Daisy and Dandelion.

Amal Clooney doesn't need fame to fight for what's right — but it doesn't hurt

If George Clooney weren't already married to Amal Clooney, I would be.

She's the perfect embodiment of a boss-ass lady. She gets shit done. She's smart. She works for human rights for people all over the world. And the obvious: she's super-hot. It's no wonder she locked down George, who previously insisted he would never get married.

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Now, she's representing the Yazidi, a Kurdish ethnic group in Iraq fighting for a formal investigation into a genocide she says has been targeting them. Her work is admirable as hell. But what might even make it better is her attitude about her famous husband and how he's helping her get it done.

"There is lots of my work that takes place behind closed doors that is not ever seen," she told the BBC when asked if George's fame giver her a better platform for her own work. "I think if there are more people who now understand what's happening about the Yazidis and ISIS and if there can be some action that results from that, that can help those clients, then I think it's a really good thing to give that case the extra publicity that it may get."

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This is such a perfect way to fire back against the media's tendency to constantly reduce women to the men they are with. Instead of being referred to as Amal Clooney, all-around badass lawyer who's actively making the world a better place and just so happens to be married to George Clooney, she's so often referred to as just George Clooney's wife. She's maybe the smartest woman on the planet, though, so it's no surprise she figured out a way to work that to her advantage.

More: While George Is Tied Up Making Movies, Amal Clooney Is Busy Taking on ISIS

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Amal Clooney doesn't need fame to fight for what's right — but it doesn't hurt
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