When two greats in the world of feminism like Jennifer Aniston and Gloria Steinem get together, you’re going to want to grab a pound of fudge and your favorite vibrator and pull up a chair. Jennifer interviewed Gloria over the weekend at the MAKERS Conference, where women get together to celebrate women being totally fucking amazing people who are every bit as good as men who apparently don’t need such conferences. MAKERS is undertaking a massive video project to record thousands of hours of life, loves, and important lessons of awesome women such as Hillary Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Oprah Winfrey. It’s like Lifetime meets Oxygen meets having a tetanus drenched salad fork stuck in your eye. And, now add to that Gloria Steinem sharing with Jennifer about how it’s super cool to be a woman with no husband or kids.
I accepted it for a long time and I thought, well okay, I’m getting married and I’m having children. I’m definitely doing that. Just not right now. I’d put it in the future. And then, fortunately, the Women’s Movement came along and made me realize I was actually happy. And that there were more ways to live than one. So it came as a great revelation.
Then Steinem joked that Jennifer was in deep shit because she was following Gloria’s own heralded path of being a self-involved grizzled spinster. She and Jennifer chuckled so hard that even their aborted babies in heaven could hear them. Steinem made the exact same point in her groundbreaking article for Esquire in 1962, but I suppose telling it yet again to an A-list actress in 2014 makes it seem fresh and worth paying a hefty admission price. At the conclusion of the interview, the two ladies gave each other an empowering embrace and agreed that sperm was the most ruinous substance on the planet.