Beyonce ain’t the only superstar pushing girl power!
Jennifer Lopez goes into feminist-mode in the video for “Ain’t Your Mama,” where she spans decades of women’s societal roles and rebels against the status quo as a woman.
With Hillary Clinton’s 1995 speech “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights” playing, J.Lo plays a newscaster and puts out a call to action to women everywhere. “Look, I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. Taken for granted, ignored, overlooked, underappreciated. We have a big, big problem, ladies,” she says.
She plays the 1950s “Suzy homemaker” type who overhears the message while cooking dinner and eventually dumps dinner on her husband. She also plays a 1960s/70s secretary who feels disrespected and splashes water in her boss’s face. In her “Rosie The Riveter” character, she sabotages the assembly line, and in the 1980s corporate world, she tears up the office after having her work stolen and presented by a male co-worker. It wraps up with an all-women group of dancers in a strong, unifying choreography.