Last week while Gov. Rod Blagojevich was gettting arrested and Oprah was announcing she now weighs 200 pounds, actress Jennifer Aniston was also making headlines.
Aniston posed for the January issue of GQ magazine wearing nothing but a neck tie and you better believe that got some people’s attention.
Pop culture pundits say Aniston is not only hoping to promote her new movie “Marley & Me,” but that she also wants the world to know she’s not sitting home getting fat and sulking about “Brangelina.”
(If you’re not familiar with all of this, the video below will get you up to date, but beware that Extra correspondent Carlos Diaz is so excited about Aniston’s photos I half expect him to need to excuse himself before the segment is over.)
Aniston was quoted saying, in regards to the photo shoot, “It felt really good to be that comfortable with myself…” and this comment echoes the sentiments of many women who have posed nude for magazines.
While I’m thrilled that these women love their bodies, it frustrates me that posing nude is the supposed self-confidence booster that seems to be celebrated most in the media. Sure, a woman should have a right to pose nude if she wants to, but aren’t there other ways, better ways, to feel sexy and confident and celebrate our bodies? And is having folks lust over your photo real sexual power?
What do you think?