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BY Tim Drake
Perhaps actress Jennifer Aniston slept through biology class. Speaking at a Los Angeles press conference for her new film, “The Switch,” she displayed her lack of understanding about both biology and the family.
“Women are realizing more and more that you don’t have to settle, they don’t have to fiddle with a man to have that child,” said Aniston. “They are realizing if it’s that time in their life and they want this part they can do it with or without that.”
Actually, no, they can’t.
While a woman may choose to have a child without a man in her life, she’ll still need something that only a man can provide to help her conceive that child. Hence, they do have to “fiddle” with a man, in one way or another, to bear children.
As a father of six children (five living), I resent being told that as a man, I’m not necessary for the procreation or raising of children. Certainly, the ideal and very best and most healthy thing for any child is to have both a mother and a father, isn’t it?
Well, Aniston addresses that as well.
For those who suggest that films are strictly about entertainment, and that most movies don’t have an agenda, check out Aniston’s comments about her latest film, which deals with a single woman choosing to be artificially inseminated.
“The point of the movie is, what is that which defines family?” said Aniston. “It isn’t necessarily the traditional mother, father, two children and a dog named Spot.” “...family is what is around you,” she added.