Former “Friends” star, perennial tabloid targetand newly minted Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Aniston is taking a stand against the near-constant cycle of speculation about her plans for a family. “I don’t like [the pressure] that people put on me, on women — that you’ve failed yourself as a female because you haven’t procreated. I don’t think it’s fair. You may not have a child come out of your vagina, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t mothering — dogs, friends, friends’ children,” she tells Allure magazine. “I have a lot of friends who decided not to have children, who can’t have children, or are trying but are having a difficult time. There’s all sorts of reasons why children aren’t in people’s lives, and no one has the right to assume. It’s quite rude, insulting and ignorant.”
She also has some more personal grievances cultivated over years of being a prime target for such speculation, which is understandable. “This continually is said about me: that I was so career-driven and focused on myself; that I don’t want to be a mother, and how selfish that is,” she adds. “Even saying it gets me a little tight in my throat.” Great job, guys. You’ve upset Jennifer Aniston. This is why we can’t have nice things.
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