Jennifer Aniston On the "TODAY" Show: Pressure to be a Mother is Unfair
Aug 27, 2014
On the "TODAY" show this morning, Carson Daly interviewed Jennifer Aniston about her new movie, her evolution since "Friends," and her conversations on feminism with Gloria Steinem at The 2014 MAKERS Conference in February.
At the conference with Steinem, Jennifer spoke about how it feels like women's value and worth is "basically associated with our marital status and whether or not we've procreated."
Steinem concluded that there are, thankfully, more ways to live than one. She discovered that thanks to the women's movement.
Aniston reiterated Steinem's point in her "TODAY" show interview.
"I don't have this checklist of things that have to be done, and if they're not checked then I've failed some part of my feminism or my value as a woman," she replied when Daly asked about the pressure around motherhood and marriage. She continued: "I've birthed a lot of things, and I feel like I've mothered many things. I don't think it's fair to put that pressure on people."
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