J.Lo’s New Video Is The Perfect Response To Mansplaining We’ve Been Looking For
Jennifer Lopez just released her new music video for “Ain’t Your Mama” and… it. Is. EVERYTHING. ??
The video starts with powerful — we mean POWERFUL — quotes from female activists like Hillary Clinton…
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“Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights once and for all,” Clinton told a crowd in Beijing at the United Nations Fourth World Congress on Women.
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“It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America,” Arquette told the nation during the 87th Academy Awards.
(Btw, J.Lo reacted to Arquette’s comments like this:)
…and Gloria Steinem.
@gloriasteinem has clocked a half-century as an activist, journalist and feminist leader. Now, at 82, she’s producing and hosting her first TV series. Beginning on Tuesday on @viceland, her show, “Woman,” will explore human rights and violence against women all over the world. “What I hope is, seeing it will be the closest thing to being on the ground yourself,” @gloriasteinem said. Her collaboration with a company that made its name on bro-centric content was hardly an obvious match. @gloriasteinem knew of the brand’s “very masculine reputation,” as she put it. But “Woman,” which is produced by an all-female team and explores topics ranging from child marriage in Zambia to sexual attacks in the U.S. military, is not an easy watch. @gloriasteinem was adamant that it would present a complex portrait of its subjects and offer viewers a way to become involved. The photographer @malinfezehai photographed #GloriaSteinem on the terrace of the @vice office in Brooklyn.
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“This is no simple reform. It really is a revolution,” Steinem said at the National Women’s Political Caucus in 1971.
The intro alone has us like…
But the rest of J.Lo’s music video is full of important lessons for both men AND women. Let’s count them.
Like “I ain’t gon’ be cooking all day, I ain’t your mama.”
1. It’s important to appreciate your woman and her hard work.
Just because you’re a man doesn’t mean you have the right to be a tool to your better half. Emphasis on better.
“I ain’t gon’ do your laundry, I ain’t your mama.”
2. If you don’t appreciate your lover, things are gonna be pretty bad for you.
Me: Now pick up the roast, Hector. Looks like you have a mess to clean up.
“I ain’t your mama, boy, I ain’t your mama.”
3. Let’s start acknowledging just how important women are to corporate America.
Women only make up 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs, and that is an all-time high. (WTF?!) Clearly, there are more women trying to climb that ladder.
“When you gon’ get your act together?”
4. Women, especially coworkers, are NOT around for your objectification, OK?
Keep the eyes up here and your day will be A LOT better. ?
“I ain’t your mama.”
5. LOVE YOUR CURVES, HONEY!
Because as J.Lo says, “Lucky to have these curves.”
“No, I ain’t your mama.”