In a recent Ellen interview, the perpetually lovely Jennifer Aniston took a moment to address her Huffinton Post opinion piece she penned earlier this year about how “fed up” she is with the media's objectification of women.
Appearing on Ellen to discuss her latest film Office Christmas Party, the 47-year-old actress spoke frankly about her feelings toward the tabloids and why she penned the opinion piece in the first place.
After the passing of her mother earlier this year, Jennifer explained that she was quite raw and had hit a wall. “I did it, at first really, for myself,” she confessed.
Encouraging women to take responsibility for what we absorb through the media, Jennifer deliberated about the pressures society place on women and the expectations around bearing children. “Just because we’re women and we have a uterus, we have a vagina, we have ovaries, we need to like ‘get to work lady’ – as oppose to, like, 'hello Freedom Medal' (referring to Ellen’s Presidential Medal of Freedom). We as women do a lot of incredible things in this world other than just procreate.”
Jennifer added that, sadly, women are often the authors of the “horrible articles” about her non-existent baby bump,and she urged women to stop tearing each other down and start supporting one another. “[We need] to love each other, support, and to be proud of women - whatever your choice is in life – it’s up to us what makes us happy and fulfilled.”
Well said Jen - we couldn’t agree more!
Watch the entire Ellen interview below.