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Jennifer Aniston posed topless for the January issue of Allure, in which the actress spoke out against the sexist double standards she's endured.

Aniston, who was recently nominated for a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her makeup-free role in Cake, scoffed at the idea that women have to go ugly for their talent to be appreciated. "A woman going physically unattractive is where you get recognition and some sort of respect. You read things like, 'Oh, finally, she's acting!'" she said.

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Aniston, 45, called the increased attention these roles garner simply because an actress went without makeup "quite sexist, to be honest, because men don't get that."

The Friends star also slammed the expectations placed on her to start a family with fiancé Justin Theroux. "I don't like [the pressure] that people put on me, on women — that you've failed yourself as a female because you haven't procreated. I don't think it's fair," Aniston said. "You may not have a child come out of your vagina, but that doesn't mean you aren't mothering — dogs, friends, friends' children.

"This continually is said about me: that I was so career-driven and focused on myself; that I don't want to be a mother, and how selfish that is," Aniston added.

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