Jada Pinkett-Smith Tells Women: Life Is More Than Just Weaves & Red-Bottomed Shoes

In case you aren’t following Jada Pinkett-Smith on facebook, well you should. The actress, singer, mother, wife and anti child-trafficking advocate has some very insightful, deep and meaningful things to say to women, young women, and you!

On December 1st she posted this about women and men. It was very challenging, thought provoking and real. And confronting. In her words lie a truth that is so scary, because I know there are many of us who were actually reading about ourselves.

The war on men through the degradation of woman.

How is man to recognize his full self, his full power through the eyes of an incomplete woman? The woman who has been stripped of Goddess recognition and diminished to a big ass and full breast for physical comfort only. The woman who has been silenced so she may forget her spiritual essence because her words stir too much thought outside of the pleasure space. The woman who has been diminished to covering all that rots inside of her with weaves and red bottom shoes.

I am sure the men, who restructured our societies from cultures that honored woman, had no idea of the outcome. They had no idea that eventually, even men would render themselves empty and longing for meaning, depth and connection. There is a deep sadness when I witness a man that can’t recognize the emptiness he feels when he objectifies himself as a bank and truly believes he can buy love with things and status. It is painful to witness the betrayal when a woman takes him up on that offer. He doesn’t recognize that the create of a half woman has contributed to his repressed anger and frustration of feeling he is not enough. He then may love no woman or keep many half women as his prize. He doesn’t recognize that it’s his submersion in the imbalanced warrior culture, where violence is the means of getting respect and power, as the reason he can break the face of the woman who bore him four children.

When woman is lost, so is man. The truth is, woman is the window to a man’s heart and a man’s heart is the gateway to his soul.

Power and control will NEVER out weigh love.

May we all find our way.

There really is no place to elevate ourselves by diminishing others, especially men. There are so many misconceptions about gender equality, and many who think women want to trample on men to gain recognition. The true soldiers do not want this. What we want is to work hand in hand, side by side, balancing each others’ strengths and weaknesses in every circumstance.

Unfortunately there are many ancient attitudes and ways of thinking that still trickle their way into society and the youth, and unless we become more educated, loving and compassionate this will never change.

On another note, I am so struck by JPS’s raw genuine fight for the human spirit, she really should have her own show on the Oprah Winfrey Network! I love this video of her, daughter Willow and Jada’s mom talking about the notion of freedom:


What do you think about Jada’s words to society about how men and women treat each other and ourselves? Do you see truth in what she says or do you have a different point of view?

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