Jennifer Aniston Pens Powerful Open Letter About A Woman's Worth

Imagine if every single time someone spoke about you, they brought up your marital status or commented on how you looked. Completely ignoring your intellect or other talents you offer.

This has been Jennifer Aniston’s life for the last 20 years, and she’s not taking it anymore.

In a recent article the Huffington Post titled “For the Record,” Aniston goes off on the media and tabloids that have held her prisoner inside this narrative for nearly two decades, Aspire More. She says the press should spend their resources on covering mass shootings, wildfires, Supreme Court decisions and other important news, rather than trying to find out whether she’s pregnant or not.

“What I am is fed up. I’m fed up with the sport-like scrutiny and body shaming that occurs daily under the guise of ‘journalism,’ the ‘First Amendment’ and ‘celebrity news,’” she wrote.

Aniston goes on to explain that she and her husband are harassed daily by dozens of photographers that stalk their homes for a photo.

“The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing,” she writes. “The way I am portrayed by the media is simply a reflection of how we see and portray women in general, measured against some warped standard of beauty. Sometimes cultural standards just need a different perspective so we can see them for what they really are — a collective acceptance… a subconscious agreement. We are in charge of our agreement. Little girls everywhere are absorbing our agreement, passive or otherwise.”

Aniston describes the dangerous message the media sends to girls that tell them they aren’t attractive if they aren’t super thin or look like the supermodels and actresses they see on magazine covers.

“This conditioning is something girls then carry into womanhood. We use celebrity ‘news’ to perpetuate this dehumanizing view of females, focused solely on one’s physical appearance, which tabloids turn into a sporting event of speculation. Is she pregnant? Is she eating too much? Has she let herself go? Is her marriage on the rocks because the camera detects some physical ‘imperfection’?”

It’s time to stop buying and reading tabloid news that promotes unhealthy images of women, while holding them to impossible standards. Your daughters and other young women of the world are counting on it.

Source: Inspire More
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