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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.

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

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.
spyral_path 7th-Dec-2012 06:20 am (UTC)
Maybe it's because I'm too drunk and too tired but I'm having a hard time reading this post because I can't get past the it's all about the poor men vibe and we women need to do our best to bring out their best. I think men should he decebt human beings just because that's the right thing to do. Also, I'd like some historical citations for past societies that honored women in anything more than a symbolic way. The ancient Athenians had goddesses but their women were expected to never leave the house.
maynardsong 7th-Dec-2012 12:53 pm (UTC)
How was it an exhortation for women to be a certain way? She was saying "dudes, by being sexist towards women, you're depriving yourselves of a 'complete' partner." New age blather aside, she's very on point with that. Mistreat someone and it's your own ass you're ultimately harming.
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