Tabloid takedown

Jennifer Aniston tells Ellen women do other things besides ‘procreate’

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In a frank conversation on the Ellen DeGeneres Show this week, Jennifer Aniston reflected on the essay she wrote for The Huffington Post calling out the sexism she has to endure from tabloids and gossip websites. “The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing,” she wrote in July 2016. “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.”

The 47-year-old actress told Ellen that she was inspired to write the Op-Ed after being mobbed by paparazzi asking her whether she was pregnant, based on a rumor started by a tabloid photo. “All of us need to take responsibility on what we ingest into our brains,” Aniston told Ellen. “We as women do a lot of incredible things in this world other than just procreate.” She called on women to stop buying tabloids and focus on supporting and loving each other, adding “It’s up to us what makes us happy and fulfilled.”

Read the full story at The Huffington Post.

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