Jennifer Aniston Thinks It’s ‘Sweet’ That You Would Like Her Uterus Filled With A Baby
Jennifer Aniston is clearly a hyper privileged woman with a lot of moola to ease whatever might plague her. But I don’t know how she has managed to weather nearly a decade of press-sanctioned uterus inspection. The Reigning Queen of Pregnancy Rumors, a position that I’m about 73 percent sure that she did not apply for, still manages to keep a smile on her face as the public practically WILLS a baby into her body. In promoting her new film We’re The Millers, Aniston briefly addressed her barren reputation. And let me tell you, she was way nicer than I think I could ever be to a parade of journalists wanting me to give them the bi-monthly womb update.
In mocking the celebrity rumor mill in general, Jennifer cites gossip that her engagement is on, of, and on again. She then alludes to the baby pressure:
“I surround myself with my amazing work, my amazing friends, my amazing partner, my beautiful dogs … and I tune that noise out. I mean, I think it’s very sweet that people want everything for me,” she said, adding that she’s “so content and happy” where she is.
And make no mistake. “Everything,” unfortunately means a baby too. It doesn’t matter how many projects Jennifer directs or what her influence is or how enduring her career trajectory. She will be reduced to her lady organs and the fact that they have not produced fruit. Why? Because culturally, we assume that every woman wants to be a mother. And as one of my favorite women once said, double fucking newsflash, they don’t.
Despite whatever good intentions may linger, I don’t find there to be anything “sweet” in that very problematic assumption about women.
Whether Jennifer eventually does choose to have a baby or not, she definitively “has it all” as much as that term makes me cringe. Except for her, that portrait includes a hot fiancé and pretty dogs and enough money to buy all of us 10 times over.
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