Jennifer Aniston and Gloria Steinem Talk Feminism

    February 13, 2014

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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