“I Don’t Think It’s Fair” – Jennifer Aniston Talks About the Pressure of Having Children 8 years ago

“I Don’t Think It’s Fair” – Jennifer Aniston Talks About the Pressure of Having Children

Actress Jennifer Aniston has opened up about the pressure on women, including herself, to have children.

During a recent interview with Allure magazine, the Friends star revealed that she doesn’t think the expectation surrounding women and motherhood is fair.

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“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,” she explained.

“You may not have a child come out of your vagina, but that doesn’t mean that you aren’t mothering – dogs, friends, friends’ children.”

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Jennifer with her fiancé Justin.

Jen, who is engaged to Justin Theroux, added that she finds the assumption that she has put her career before starting a family particularly hurtful.

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“The accusation that I’ve put my career before the want, the desire to be a mother. 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… Even saying it gets me a little tight in my throat.”

She continued: “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.”

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The actress in Allure magazine.

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