Alicia Keys Tells Parents To Let Boys Have Painted Nails
The singer recently sat down with Allure Magazine to speak out about how women and men are viewed in this society. Keys claims that women are often made to feel insecure in this society and young men are told not to have feelings.
“I was so sick of the way women were forced to feel inadequate in many different circumstances or forced to feel insecure by the way we’re portrayed or the way we look,” Keys says of the inspiration behind her new album Here.
As a mom to two boys with husband Swizz Beatz — Genesis Ali, 2, and Egypt Daoud, 6 — the other side of the coin is important to touch on, as well.
“I am so annoyed at the way we force boys to be fake strong — don’t cry, don’t be soft. Let a boy be able to dance!” she says. “Let a boy paint his nails. So a boy wants to paint his nails. Who cares! All these strange, oppressive ideas.”
May we forever Show each other How to paint outside of the lines How to love each other with time That all colors are beautiful And the only limit is the ones you put on yourself From father to son From brother to brother From brother to sister Sister to sister And daughter to mother May we all love each other While the clock unwinds time Cause it never never minds Only now matters So live it ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Love shared is the most beautiful gift I love u guys endless 💜💜😘😘
Would you let your son paint his nails?
Dear Genesis- Your 2nd Birthday was Dec 27th and I want to thank everyone who sent loving wishes your way! 💜💜🌟🌟 We've been so immersed in celebrating your one of a kind spirit and the joy you infuse into us and into this world. I can't wait to see who you become because already you are so beautiful, so powerful, so FUNNY and such a conduit of love!! You are a magnanimous definition of everything good in the world. We love you! ( greatest understatement of the century😍😍) #happybirthdaygenesis #ourbaby #family #children #joy #bliss #thereason
What do you think of Alicia’s comments about how parents should raise their boys?