Jennifer Lopez just got feminism right.

Jennifer Lopez just got feminism right. | Dearest Geeks of EarthWhile promoting her new book, “True Love,” Jennifer Lopez shared her struggles with self esteem in a candid interview with Today Show‘s Maria Shriver.

Understanding how to love herself has proved to be a major turning point, with Lopez noting that the key to happiness is embracing the good and the bad.

And then she said this, which I had to write down immediately:

“It makes me crazy that people try to put women in a box, or try to say, if you’re a mom, you can’t do this, or if you’re sexy, then you’re not smart. Yes, I can be an awesome mom, and I can be a sexy woman, and I can be a smart businessperson. I can do all of it. Just let me.”


Hi-fives, J.Lo. Hi-fives.

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Photo credits: Today (screengrab)

  6 comments for “Jennifer Lopez just got feminism right.

  1. Elena
    11/05/2014 at 5:04 PM

    Ooh yes—love that quote! I have definitely worked over the years to be comfortable in my own skin, but am still a work in progress even on that front.

    • Dearest Geeks of Earth
      11/05/2014 at 7:24 PM

      We hear that! Being human automatically lends itself to being a perpetual work in progress, but when a public figure lets us all know she’s right there with us, it’s encouraging.

  2. Heather G
    11/05/2014 at 8:30 PM

    Love this! I feel like I’m constantly being defined by my titles: mom, blogger, teacher, wife… it’s nice to say I am what I am and I’m all of it at once.

    • Dearest Geeks of Earth
      11/06/2014 at 1:26 PM

      Absolutely. More often than not, men don’t have to answer to anyone about who/what they are, and it’s about time women did the same without feeling pearl clutchy about it.

  3. Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious?
    11/05/2014 at 10:31 PM

    All of the yeses for J.Lo! Nobody should be put into a box or labelled. Sadly it’s women that are the worst at doing it to others!

    • Dearest Geeks of Earth
      11/06/2014 at 1:25 PM

      Ain’t that the truth!

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