Jennifer Aniston: Feminism Is Not Complicated

“…people overcomplicate it. It’s simply believing in equality between men and women”

In the January issue of AllureJennifer Aniston sums up feminism in just one sentence. If we reminded ourselves more often that the movement’s bottom line is simply about equality, we’d all save ourselves a lot of grief. Aniston posed in a gorgeous topless shot alongside old friend Chris McMillan (the genius behind “The Rachel” haircut), and had a lot to tell the magazine about her right to simply be herself. She’s sick of the unfair pressure placed on women to have children and society’s silly tendency to fawn all over actresses when they choose to play an “ugly” character. [Image via Michael Thompson/Allure]

In the new film “Cake,” Aniston plays a woman who’s suffering from chronic pain and haunted by the suicide of a friend. Critics, however, care less about the character’s complexities and more about the fact that her looks have seen better days. Aniston is made up to look as disheveled as possible in the film. She’s received Golden Globe and SAG award nominations for the role, but she’s disturbed that the role is receiving attention for the wrong reasons:

“A woman going physically unattractive is where you get recognition and some sort of respect. You read things like, ‘Oh, finally, she’s acting!..Quite sexist, to be honest, because men don’t get that.”

Has Jen always been this awesome or have I just been living under a rock for the past decade?