Jennifer Aniston and Gloria Steinem Talk Feminism

    February 13, 2014
    Alexandria Sardam
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Jennifer Aniston just turned 45. No, she’s not married and no, she still doesn’t have any children. And while Gloria Steinem claimed she and Aniston are in “deep shit” for not having either, we know the beauties are unapologetically happy.

Aniston interviewed Steinem on Monday, Feb. 10 at the Makers Conference in Ranchos Palos Verdes, CA. The two discussed body image, men, children and the significance of the F-word (feminism.)

“The public has a great interest in our personal lives,” Steinem said. “I know you’ve come up against this — and I certainly have, too — where being a woman, our value and our worth is basically associated with our marital status or whether or not we have procreated.”

The two women continued to talk about living in a world without having children.

“I accepted it for a long time and I thought, well okay, I’m getting married and I’m having children. I’m definitely doing that. Just not right now. I’d put it in the future. And then, fortunately, the Women’s Movement came along and made me realize I was actually happy. And that there were more ways to live than one. So it came as a great revelation,” Steinem said.

Anniston then asked, “What do you think the biggest problem with feminism today is?

Steinem laughed then answered by saying, “The work that women do is given no economic value whatsoever. We could go on about that. But we all know that. What we don’t talk about enough is religion. I think that spirituality is one thing. But religion is just politics in the sky. I think we really have to talk about it. Because it gains power from silence.”

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  • Cindy

    Steinem is way off base. Everything is not about her, her personal life, her married status, or her procreation. She needs to get over herself. And she NEVER was a beauty, not now and not 30 years ago. Some people just never mature in life.

  • Diana

    Good grief! Did you view the same video I did? She's just talking about her life and experience. No crime there! And maybe you missed the irony she was using.

  • Lisa

    Men have everything so easy! No one criticises them for not having kids and stuff! Just look at George Clooney! Everybody loves him and nobody gives him flack for staying single! Meanwhile, poor Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz can’t catch a break without someone pointing out to them that they’re still single! Men SUCK!!!