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Jennifer Aniston calls out the baby-bump rumour mill

Can you imagine how tiresome it would be if every time you put on a bit of weight, was pictured with a bag across your stomach or dared to go out for a big lunch which left you a little on the bloated side people started analysing your body for signs of a bump and the world's media plastered 'pregnancy exclusive' headlines all over the shop? Well that was pretty much life for Jennifer Aniston. Until XX that is, when the 47-year-old actress decided she'd had enough and penned a powerful essay calling out the body-shamers and urging people to stop obsessing about her uterus. "For the record, I am not pregnant. What I am is fed up," the she wrote in a blog post on The Huffington Post. "I'm fed up with the sport-like scrutiny and body shaming that occurs daily under the guise of 'journalism,' the 'First Amendment' and 'celebrity news.' " "The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing. The way I am portrayed by the media is simply a reflection of how we see and portray women in general, measured against some warped standard of beauty." You tell em Jen! [Photo: Getty]

Let's hear it for the girls: The best girl power moments of 2016

"Who runs the world? Girls!" Beyoncé famously hollered. But while it's not strictly true that the world is entirely ruled by women (wouldn't it be nice though?), it's fair to say the female of the species has delivered some pretty awesome empowerment moments in 2016.

From Hillary Clinton’s history-making presidential run to Team GB kicking butt at the Olympics, celebrities throwing light on important women's issues to Taylor Swift sticking it to the haters, 2016 has to been a pretty killer year for girl power.

So what better way welcome in the New Year than celebrating the fiercest female moments of the old one? Here are the ten girl power moments that broke social media and helped make 2016 rock.

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