Jennifer Aniston Is 'Fed Up' With The Way Tabloids Treat Women And Has An Idea Of How To Fight Back

"It's up to us what makes us happy and fulfilled."

Earlier this year, Jennifer Aniston wrote a powerful op-ed for The Huffington Post in which she took tabloid culture to task for its treatment of famous women like herself. Aniston, who is frequently rumored to be pregnant, wrote that she was "fed up" with the idea that women should be defined by their "marital and maternal status."

This week, Aniston visited The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she elaborated on her reasons for speaking out. She says she "hit a wall" when, upon returning from a vacation shortly after losing her mother, she was hounded by the paparazzi about yet another tabloid story scrutinizing her body and speculating about pregnancy. 

"We as women do a lot of incredible things in this world other than just procreate," she said, pointing to DeGeneres' recent Medal of Freedom honor as an example. "We just get boxed in. They love the narrative, they love the story."

Aniston says it's up to other women not to buy into the tabloid gossip. "We have to stop listening to them, and we have to stop buying them, because we have to support each other, especially at this time, to love each other ... and to be proud of women, whatever your choice is in life. It's up to us what makes us happy and fulfilled."



Hear Aniston's entire inspiring message in the video below:

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