Thursday on The Talk, Lizzie McGuire Hilary Duff discussed the impossible standards women face in Hollywood, which is basically a publicized version of the judgments even non-famous women face.

Duff, 29, had her 4-year-old son Luca when she was 24 (the math checks out, he's due for another birthday). Discussing Jennifer Aniston speaking out about being told she was "useless" for not meeting the societal norm of breeding, Duff said how she still faced scrutiny for having a child, because when you're a woman, it's damned if you do, damned if you don't.


"I feel like I was judged for having a baby too soon, and getting married too soon and now, I’m pigeonholed for being a ‘mom,’" Duff explained, "Lots of women in the industry that don’t have a child yet are judged."

This sort of impossible standard makes it difficult for progress to be made, Duff says.

"[Women] are are the most in demand and the most desirable, but the most judged and the hardest on one another," she explained, adding "It’s so much scrutiny."


Duff aptly pointed out the double standard that nobody cares whether or not famous dudes have kids.

“Nobody cares about men’s personal lives as much as women's,” she said, which isn't fair, even if the man is the one who dresses up in an offensive Halloween costume.