A reader e-mailed Jackles to ask her the following:
I see that you had dinner with Gloria Steinem last night. Did you discuss the expiration date that you feel women have? I think Gloria would have a lot to say about that!
This was the reply:
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From: Julia Allison <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, May 7, 2009 at 11:26 AM
Subject: Re: Women have Expiration Dates
ha - I'm sure Gloria (and just about anyone else) would agree that it's pretty much a scientific fact women can't have children after a certain age. ??
Oh my God. Now you see, this is what I really loathe about Jackles. She uttered that bit of ridiculousness in a documentary in which she attempts to justify why she is getting shit INJECTED INTO HER FACE long before she turns 30. And now she's trying to suggest she was talking about a woman's fertility?
Why is she so incapable of saying this: "I really regret saying that. It was a stupid thing to say. Of course I don't believe women have expiration dates; that comment was reflective of my own personal insecurities about my looks."
But no. Spin spin spin, lie lie lie.