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Jada Pinkett Smith: The War on Men Through the Degradation of Woman

3:37 pm - 12/06/2012
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How is man to recognize his full self, his full power through the eye’s 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.
J



Originally discovered on the blog Make me a Sammich: On Being a Woman in the USA, but was originally posted Dec. 1, via Jada's Facebook
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OP: I really enjoyed this, poignant, short, powerful... Love the picture especially, how Will and their daughter are visible; you can clearly see the support she has, and I just love it. X-posted to ONTD; sorry to the mods for the first failed entry submission, this new format is killing me.
hinoema 7th-Dec-2012 07:36 am (UTC)
Except that statement is not about power from what I can tell. It's about seeing inside of a person by seeing how they love.

But it puts the revealer in the position of an instrument- a window is a thing.

You think it's odd at best and ridiculous at worst that the way a man loves the woman he is with (or the person) shows the kind of love he has in his heart, and that the health of his heart depicted through the way that he loves is tied to the health of his soul?

Most men would give the edited comment above a baffled side eye and ask what you're on about. If being an instrument to reveal another's goodness is limited to women, then it makes us responsible for men's feelings, and if the inverse is seen as confusing, then they don't return the regard, so it creates an unequal bias. (I'm trying to put this as well as I can, sorry.)
lantean_breeze 7th-Dec-2012 09:13 am (UTC)
There's no need to be sorry at all. :)

"But it puts the revealer in the position of an instrument- a window is a thing."

Metaphors are used all of the time to describe various things, including connections between people and people. That does not necessarily equate to objectification. All it is basically is an illustration used to better understanding.

"Most men would give the edited comment above a baffled side eye and ask what you're on about"

I'm not sure about that.

"If being an instrument to reveal another's goodness is limited to women, then it makes us responsible for men's feelings, and if the inverse is seen as confusing, then they don't return the regard, so it creates an unequal bias."

Who said it was limited to women? It could be anyone. And how do you figure that how a man or woman treats their significant other makes their partner responsible for their feelings??? This just seems to be coming out of the blue. There is no "unequal bias," only a reflection of what type of person someone is based off of how they treat the people they love. Would you blame a child for her parents feelings if they mistreat the child? Hopefully not. People are responsible for their own feelings, and the article was simply stating that how someone treats (in this case) his female partner in life says something about the kind of heart he has, and that says something about his soul.



Edited at 2012-12-07 09:14 am (UTC)
dangomango 7th-Dec-2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
Metaphors are used all of the time to describe various things, including connections between people and people. That does not necessarily equate to objectification.

Yeah but the problem is you are ignoring five gazillionquatrillion years of men raping, killing, demeaning, oppressing, and EVERYTHING ELSE-ing women when you say that. Words do not exist in a vaccuum, goddamn it. You have to consider the context always. ALWAYS.

lantean_breeze 7th-Dec-2012 08:14 pm (UTC)
I considered the context, but I do not think you have. You seem to be OVERREACTING. Yes, men have and still do harm women, but that's not all men and it hasn't been all men for all time. There have definitely been cultures, many, many cultures in the past and today where do not treat women fairly. And what does that say about how those men love their women and the healthiness of the love that they carry (or don't carry) in their heart? Get the point? It's alright if you do not. I'm not asking you to change your perspective, especially since it seems like you may have been hurt before...
sakuracookie 9th-Dec-2012 04:04 am (UTC)
I agree with you.
lantean_breeze 9th-Dec-2012 04:49 am (UTC)
Thank you. Nice cello, btw.
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