Actresses inspired to address sexist cultural standards by Jennifer Aniston's Huffington Post essay

Updated On 01 Aug, 2016 Published On

Recently, Jennifer Aniston penned an essay for The Huffington Post titled:  For The Recordcovering media's obsession with her looks and the overall objectification of women, and the response of the essay has been such that many actresses including Marisa Tomei and Allison Janney have pledged their support for the former 'Friends' star.

"Entrenched ways take a while to change but having the conversations and opening it up, objecting to it or seeing different points of view about it is really helpful," said Marisa.

"I applaud Jennifer," said actress Allison Janney. "I hate that she had to do it, but I think she just had enough."


Jennifer Aniston has never seen her own wedding photos.

" We were determined to keep it just private and to ourselves. And the thing is, we haven't even seen pictures. But, you know, it was just everything we wanted it to be, and [we are] very happy that we didn't have to see our faces on the cover of a magazine."

The 47-year-old wrote in her essay earlier this month that continual tabloid speculations over whether she's pregnant contributes to sexist cultural standards that measure a woman's worth with her appearance and maternal status.

"We use celebrity 'news' to perpetuate this dehumanizing view of females," Aniston wrote.

"More scrutiny has always been leveled at women, no matter the context. Women are held to different standards than men, and are taught from a young age to value their looks and their grooming and their weight very seriously," said Ella Ceron, digital entertainment editor for Teen Vogue magazine.

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Aniston, who was named People Magazine's Most Beautiful Woman of 2016, also revealed that she finally feels comfortable without any makeup on.

"Why would you want to have Botox and atrophy muscles anyway? If you don't work out, eventually everything drops.

"Less is more. It's important to peel away those layers. I had a boyfriend who always said I looked better without makeup. It took me a while to feel comfortable enough to remove that armour, but I eventually realized he was right," Aniston said.