Jennifer Aniston has been plagued with a lot of bullshit questions throughout her career. The most popular one has to do with kids: when she’s going to have some, why she doesn’t have any yet, wouldn’t she love kids, what will she name her kids, aren’t kids great, when are you going to be pregnant with a kid, yada yada. Well, she’s sick of it and frankly, thinks it’s a bit unfair.
“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.”
“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.”
Jen admitted that the criticism really gets to her, too – she gets “tight in the throat” even talking about it. But yo, Jen – I get that it can be hurtful when someone says something untrue about you, but what if it was true? So what if you valued your career and wanted to focus on that instead of changing your entire life to accommodate a baby? Is that not actually one of the most thoughtful things you can do – not having kids as accessories and pawning them off on others to raise just so you can look like you’re “having it all” when really you couldn’t give less of a shit about having babies?