Feministing Jamz video of the week: JLo – I Luh Ya Papi

our mudflap girl, jammin on her headphones

Were you looking for a little lunchtime Jennifer Lopez deconstruction of sexist double standards with a hefty side of sexy dudes? Well y’all, I gotchu.

My dear friend and former Feminising writer Pérez pointed out how incredible it is that (as of this writing) over 11 million people have watched this: “stealth Latina feminism for the win.” Indeed, P.

And listen, before I get lectured on the value of objectification of any kind, or the remaining objectification of women in this video, or the late capitalist fantasy in which this video plays out…let’s remember that this is JLo and ain’t nobody tryna say she’s bell hooks. But she’s saying something worthwhile here – while placing worth on the voices of women of color vs. that of the silly white director man – and I’m just enjoying this for what it is.

Plus, this song is ripe for summer playlists. I can see myself on the beach already…

1bfea3e7449eff65a94e2e55a8b7acda-bpfullVerónica is so, so, excited for the summer.

 

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Verónica Bayetti Flores has spent the last years of her life living and breathing reproductive justice. She has led national policy and movement building work on the intersections of immigrants' rights, health care access, young parenthood, and LGBTQ liberation, and has worked to increase access to contraception and abortion, fought for paid sick leave, and demanded access to safe public space for queer youth of color. In 2008 Verónica obtained her Master’s degree in the Sexuality and Health program at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She loves cooking, making art, listening to music, and thinking about the ways art forms traditionally seen as feminine are valued and devalued. In addition to writing for Feministing, she is currently spending most of her time doing policy work to reduce the harms of LGBTQ youth of color's interactions with the police and making sure abortion care is accessible to all regardless of their income.

Verónica is a queer immigrant writer, activist, and artist.

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