The word fallibility has appeared in 16 articles on in the past year, including on Sept. 9 in “These Jennifer Aniston Fans Weren’t Born When ‘Friends’ Aired” by Ruth La Ferla:

Ana Menendez, 15, a visitor from Mexico City, admires Rachel’s grit. “When the show had its premiere, she was a little spoiled,” Ms. Menendez said. “But with the help of her friends she learned how to become a better person.”

Among her young followers, Ms. Aniston’s apparent fallibility may well be a trump card, said Jonathan Gray, a professor of media and cultural studies at the University of Wisconsin.

“We can’t just see women succeeding all the time,” Dr. Gray said. “A good feminist image needs to show us women struggling and sometimes making bad decisions. Jennifer Aniston often occupies that role. People connect. It’s ‘Yeah, she doesn’t know what she’s doing and neither do I.’”

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