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.

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?


  • http://gabandgraffiti.wordpress.com marloweovershakespeare

    I didn’t think it was neat as much as disturbing IMO.

  • http://gravatar.com/ravsmith78 Ravi

    I got what she was saying. It’s just problematic to frame the daily assault waged against women as being war waged against someone that the degradation isn’t directed at and is somewhat complicit in the degradation. I get that we are all connected and I am affected by what impacts my sistas. If she wanted to convey that concept, she could have simply stated that the war on women also is a war on men.

  • http://www.gallimaufry.ws T.

    Why do you find it disturbing?

  • http://www.gallimaufry.ws T.


  • Blue

    By reading the title of the article, I thought it was about the degrading of women in the media…anyways

    I don’t get it. From reading her letter about a lost woman & a lost man..I feel you are only what you attract.So how about you find yourself & know your self worth before you think about getting with anyone. Beautifully written though…

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