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Jennifer Lopez wants gender equality for her twins and the world

"I truly believe that all women deserve to be empowered," she said

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 29 Sep 2015

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Celebrities continue to take a stand for gender equality around the world. From Kerry Washington to Emma Watson, the newest celebrity to join their ranks is Jenny from the block, Jennifer Lopez herself.

The Latin superstar discussed the importance of gender equality recently at the UN Foundation's Gender Equality Dinner at The Four Seasons restaurant in Manhattan, New York. She was also recently appointed the foundation's first Global Advocate for Girls and Women.

"Having boy-girl twins really opened my eyes to how different men and women are and makes me think about how I treat my boy and how I treat my girl," Jennifer said. "At the end of the day, when I picture 2030 when we reach these goals, I want my twins standing side by side and I want them looking at a landscape that has the same opportunity for both of them."

"That's my hope for them: for them to love themselves, for them to be okay in their own skin," the 46-year-old added. She also shares her hopes for everyone to do bigger and better things with their lives.

"As an artist, I strive to inspire so people can aspire to do bigger and better things with their lives," she said. "And for me, women should have all of those opportunities and should aspire to be the president of the United States...it could happen soon!"

Preach, JLo.

Related: Badass women: 20 September 2015
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