Friday, May 2, 2008

Words For Warfare

“Women, you can have it all - a loving man, devoted husband, loving children, a fabulous career.” - Jada Pinkett Smith

11 comments:

BLKSeaGoat May 2, 2008 at 8:35 AM  

What about lesbians and heterosexual women who don't want to be married or have children? Can they have it all too?

I remember the firestorm of controversy that erupted when she made these comments at Harvard.

Professor Tracey May 2, 2008 at 9:13 AM  

blkseagoat -

You are so right, but I try to appeal to all kinds of women with the words for warfare. So, today is for the married sistas with kids. And the gay married sistas with kids. Could you imagine how much folks would have screamed if she had said devoted partner?

Naima May 2, 2008 at 10:22 AM  

Jada no longer has a fabulous career, when was the last time she did a movie or TV show. She stopped working as soon as she married Will. So I wouldn't take advice from her.

Professor Tracey May 2, 2008 at 10:44 AM  

Not true Naima, Jada has worked on some big pictures since she has been married to Will, you need to check her recent bio. She is also currently directing her first feature film. She also has done children's books and tons of charity work, not to mention her music career. I wouldn't mind her life at all. It seems pretty nice.

BLKSeaGoat May 2, 2008 at 12:15 PM  

I'm not saying that Jada isn't wonderful, but her statements imply that women who don'twant that can't have it all.

It also bothers me that she predicates completeness on being with a man.

I will have to co-sign though... I wouldn't mind her life either... especially the part about being married to Will Smith... lol

Professor Tracey May 2, 2008 at 12:36 PM  

Don't blame it on Jada, Black SeaGoat. In this society a woman is considered incomplete without a husband and children, no matter how great her career or education. I'll be the first one to celebrate when that perspective changes.

BLKSeaGoat May 2, 2008 at 1:48 PM  

I know... Jada isn't responsible for it... And in the context of the full speech she was actually encouraging women to celebrate themselves for who they are.

Naima May 2, 2008 at 2:11 PM  

No doubt Jada has a fabulous life, I just thought she wasn't having any issues with balancing work and family because I thought she dropped her career for her family. Apparently she has just been doing other things.

Attorneymom May 2, 2008 at 4:14 PM  

It is easy for her to say when she is married to a wealthy man. LOL. Romance (with kids) without the finance is a nusiance. LOL.

Attorneymom May 2, 2008 at 4:15 PM  

Sidebar: Hey, Professor!!!

wisdomteachesme May 4, 2008 at 3:59 PM  

all i gotta say is, i think a lot of will, jada is another story....

but if they are being pulled/walking into that sciencetology mess and maze-as it seems from some comments that he has made-that they are within that group or are seriously considering it--then i will just have to pray for them and keep on moving to the next.

people created by aliens from a volcano...
Negro PUH-LEASE !!

they look good from the outside--but i would not go so far as to say that they are sooo happy and have it all!

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