No pity party here! In a recent interview, Jennifer Aniston set the record straight once and for all about her decision not to have children. But better yet, refusing to be labeled as a ‘sad, childless human,’ Jennifer not only stuck up for herself but for women everywhere! Read her strong, passionate message here and prepare to be inspired!
Jennifer Aniston, 47, does NOT want you to feel sorry for her! And we don’t blame her. After all, the actress has faced countless criticism throughout the years from everything to her failed marriage to Brad Pitt, 52, to her decision not to have kids. And she has had ENOUGH of the judgement!
Finally speaking out in an op-ed for The Huffington Post titled “For the Record” back in July, Jen went off on her haters. And now, four months later, she’s explaining what inspired her to speak out against all the backlash she — and other women — face on a daily basis.
“My marital status has been shamed; my divorce status was shamed; my lack of a mate had been shamed; my nipples have been shamed,” Jennifer told Marie Claire magazine for their December 2016 cover story. “It’s like, ‘Why are we only looking at women through this particular lens of picking us apart? Why are we listening to it?'”
Jen continued, “I just thought, ‘I have worked too hard in this life and this career to be whittled down to a sad, childless human.'” In her Huffington Post piece, the blonde beauty got even more candid, challenging the ‘disturbing’ ways that women are viewed in today’s day in age.
“If I am some kind of symbol to some people out there, then clearly I am an example of the lens through which we, as a society, view our mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, female friends and colleagues. The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing.”
Good for you, Jen! We love that she’s addressing the criticism she’s faced as not just a woman in Hollywood, but a woman in general! Her message could not be more on-point.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — do you love how Jennifer is standing up for herself and other women? What do you think of her strong message?