08/27/2014 11:36 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Jennifer Aniston Says Her 'Value As A Woman' Has Nothing To Do With Having Children

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Too often childfree women are met with quite a bit of unsolicited commentary on their life choices. Jennifer Aniston knows this all too well.

In an interview with Carson Daly for the Today Show published this morning, Aniston discussed her personal experience as a childfree woman and the constant questioning she is subjected to because of it.

Daly referenced the 45-year-old's interview with Gloria Steinem this past February at the MAKERS conference where Aniston said, "Being a woman, your value and worth is associated with your marital status or whether or not you've procreated."

Aniston expanded on this idea, telling Daly:

I don't have this sort of checklist of things that have to be done, and.. if they're not checked, then I've failed some part of my feminism or my being a woman or my worth and my value as a woman because I haven't birthed a child.

Aniston went on to admit that she truly has no idea why people care so much about her prospects of having children. "I've birthed a lot of things," she told Daly. "I feel like I've mothered many things and I don't think it's fair to put that pressure [of having children] on people."

Sounds about right to us.

Watch the entire interview below:


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