What exactly did Jade Pinkett Smith say at Harvard Saturday night that was so inflammatory?
?Don?t let anybody define who you are,? she said. ?Don?t let them put you in a box. Don?t be afraid to break whatever ceiling anybody has put on you.?
She told the audience about her childhood with teenage parents both addicted to heroin, but triumphantly exclaimed, ?I can stand here on this stage and say that I?ve proven them all wrong.?
She then addressed issues regarding the roles of men and women today.
?Women, you can have it all?a loving man, devoted husband, loving children, a fabulous career,? she said. ?They say you gotta choose. Nah, nah, nah. We are a new generation of women. We got to set a new standard of rules around here. You can do whatever it is you want. All you have to do is want it.?
?To my men, open your mind, open your eyes to new ideas. Be open,? she added.