Jennifer Aniston is taking a stand against the "objectification and scrutiny" that tabloids regularly hurl toward women, penning a powerful and resonant essay for the Huffington Post that has garnered widespread support among her peers. Aniston has been the subject of incessant pregnancy rumors surrounding her marriage to Justin Theroux, an obvious example of sexism the Storks star won't let persist any longer.
"For the record, I am not pregnant," Aniston said. "What I am is fed up. I'm fed up with the sport-like scrutiny and body shaming that occurs daily under the guise of 'journalism,' the 'First Amendment' and 'celebrity news.'"
According to Aniston, she and her husband are constantly harassed by "aggressive" photographers who stalk their every move. Annoyance of these so-called "photographers" aside, Aniston wants the media to focus on the "bigger picture" surrounding our country's baffling addiction to tabloids.
"Here's where I come out on this topic: we are complete with or without a mate, with or without a child," the former Friends star said of the media's obsession with pregnancy. "We get to decide for ourselves what is beautiful when it comes to our bodies. That decision is ours and ours alone. Let's make that decision for ourselves and for the young women in this world who look to us as examples. Let's make that decision consciously, outside of the tabloid noise."
After Aniston shared the essay Tuesday, a ton of equally awesome people co-signed the hell out of it:
Theroux declared Aniston his #WCW, 'gramming a candid photo and linking to the essay:
And for all the trolls just dying to ask about the editorial process, here's your answer:
Read Jennifer Aniston's full (and awesome) clap-back here.