Shakira’s She-Wolf Feminism

She responds along with her personal: “I heard that by 2030, 60% of the world’s wealth will be managed by women.” If true, a seismic shift is underway—and Shakira is right here for it.

Now, I can’t assist however ask a query that’s been on my thoughts since we started this dialog, “Did you watch the movie Barbie?”

“I watched it, yeah.” Long pause.


“My sons absolutely hated it. They felt that it was emasculating. And I agree, to a certain extent. I’m raising two boys. I want ’em to feel powerful too [while] respecting women. I like pop culture when it attempts to empower women without robbing men of their possibility to be men, to also protect and provide. I believe in giving women all the tools and the trust that we can do it all without losing our essence, without losing our femininity. I think that men have a purpose in society and women have another purpose as well. We complement each other, and that complement should not be lost.”

“Just because a woman can do it all doesn’t mean she should?”

“Why not share the load with people who deserve to carry it, who have a duty to carry it as well?”

This is a part of the Shakira Paradox. Women deserve all the facility, all of the company, and all of the sexiness they want to embody or specific. And but it doesn’t betray her model of feminism to anticipate males to man up.

On a extra sensible degree, if Shakira didn’t purchase into the facility dynamic of her tradition, she actually wouldn’t be beholden to its magnificence beliefs. “Of course, I’d put on my mascara and straighten my hair occasionally. It felt sexy, and I used that raw sensuality many times on stage as a way of expressing myself. But I think I rely on other aptitudes rather than just beauty.”

Fair, however that is Allure. I want her to interrupt down her magnificence routine. “I don’t do a lot of shit,” she says. And then, maybe, studying the frustration/panic on my face, she continues, “I hydrate with marula oil and hyaluronic acid. And when I have an appearance, I do the craziest thing. I massage my face and neck very vigorously because I believe that circulation, the irrigation of blood to the skin and muscles, can rejuvenate, so I look more plumped.”

“And your hair?” I ask.

“I’ve tried every single hair product on the market. There are not many out there that can deal with damage, moisture, frizziness, shine, and all of that so…”

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