Jada Pinkett-Smith has published a series of deep and provocative pieces on her Facebook page, and the latest focuses on men and women in relationships. The actress doles out wisdom and insight as she tackles heavy issues like domestic violence, objectification, materialism and gender inequality. Here’s the post in its entirety:

The war on men through the degradation of woman.

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

What do you think of Jada Pinkett-Smith’s powerful blog post? Do you agree with her stance on relationships? Is there a war on men through the degradation of women?

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  • Barbara

    As if the degradation of women in and of itself is not horrific enough, oh no, no, no, let’s make it about the supposed war on men. Heaven forbid a conversation on the degrading of women focus on…….women.

  • Jaslene

    Anyone else find it interesting how on her place card it says Ms. and not Mrs. Thought that was neat.

  • http://www.gallimaufry.ws T.

    Yeah, I’m figuring that she’s trying to point out how the sexist, patriarchal, racist and misogynistic elements in our culture, and the way they pull women down, are damaging for men as well as for women.

    However, her phrasing makes it seems a bit like a woman’s completeness is just a means for man to recognize his full self, rather than an end in itself for the woman, i.e. as a way for the woman to recognize *her* full self. Like women are only instruments for men’s fulfillment.

    Still, I have enough respect for Ms. Pinkett Smith’s intelligence to give her the benefit of the doubt and to assume that she probably didn’t mean her words to be read this way. She could have phrased her ideas a little better, though.

  • Trinity

    I am “nodding my head” in agreement to Ms. Jada’s very profound statements. It is the truth arising from traditional teachings in which present-day society has veered away from. Somewhere down the line, women began to need men more than a man needed a woman. Once this happened, standards were compromised, less was expected; therefore, the man did less in essence they became lost. Some women decided to suppress their inner Goddess and beliefs, and allow the outer appearance to take precedence. The woman does set the stage. So I can see in which aspect J is coming from. These are some pointers for women to think about.

  • http://gabandgraffiti.wordpress.com marloweovershakespeare

    From this post to another on a different article you are making me CHUCKLE! I appreciate it:-)

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