As Angelina Jolie’s wedding gown was revealed recently, amidst resonant admiration of her veil, which featured her children’s drawings, Jennifer Aniston is once again left to struggle to explain to us her “value as a woman”, she who is not a mother yet.
In an interview to Carson Daly, Jennifer had to defend herself for not being married at the age of 45 and most importantly not having any children. As herself stated: “I don’t have this sort of 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 being a woman or my worth and my value as a woman because I haven’t birthed a child.”
The truth is after her divorce with Brad Pitt she became the victim of extreme pity which gradually proceeded to non-stop, negative criticism. How could she remain unmarried and “childless” while he gradually became the father of 7 children?
Still, why is the world so concerned, or better yet obsessed, about it? Does a woman worth less if she chooses not to get married or have children? I can’t help but wonder, if Brad Pitt was in Aniston’s position would anyone consider him less of a man? Somehow, I think the answer to this question is NO.
Marital status doesn’t define who you are, your life does, so give Jennifer Aniston a break and let her live her life as she chooses. Besides she doesn’t mind how you live yours, does she?
Source: Huffington Post