Jennifer Aniston Opens Up About Op-Ed Piece On "The Ellen Show"
Featured on MAKER Ellen DeGeneres' show this week, actress Jennifer Aniston took a moment to reflect on the essay she wrote for The Huffington Post in July — one that called out the sexism she endured for years from tabloids and gossip websites.
"All of us need to take responsibility on what we ingest into our brains," Aniston told DeGeneres. "We as women do a lot of incredible things in this world other than just procreate."
She is referring to one instance in particular when she was swarmed by paparazzi asking her whether or not she was pregnant. This was rumored after a photo with a big red circle surrounding her stomach was published; a clear-cut example of total objectification to Aniston.
"The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing," Aniston wrote. "The way I am portrayed by the media is simply a reflection of how we see and portray women in general, measured against some warped standard of beauty."
She called on women to stop buying tabloids and to focus on supporting and loving each other, adding, "It's up to us what makes us happy and fulfilled."
"We are complete with or without a mate, with or without a child. We get to decide for ourselves what is beautiful when it comes to our bodies," Aniston said.
Read her full op-ed piece on The Huffington Post here.
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