Washington: Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston thinks that women don`t need men to be good mothers.
In her new movie ‘The Switch’, Aniston plays a woman who decides to get pregnant in a non-traditional way – with a "turkey baster," her friend jokes in the film.
During a press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills on Sunday, the actress defended her character`s leap into single motherhood by using a sperm donor.
"Women are realizing it more and more knowing that they don`t have to settle with a man just to have that child," a magazine quoted her as saying.
"Times have changed and that is also what is amazing is that we do have so many options these days, as opposed to our parents` days when you can`t have children because you have waited too long."
When asked about the repercussions of raising a child without a father, Aniston said she believes all types of families can raise healthy kids.
"The point of the movie is what is it that defines family? It isn`t necessarily the traditional mother, father, two children and a dog named Spot," she said. "Love is love and family is what is around you and who is in your immediate sphere. That is what I love about this movie. It is saying it is not the traditional sort of stereotype of what we have been taught as a society of what family is."
Aniston, who has been the subject of frequent tabloid rumors about having children, said she still wants to be a mom. "Yeah, I have said it years before and I still say it today," she said when asked if she still wants to have a family.
But she won`t be using a turkey baster: "I don`t have plans on that, no."