Beyonce Writes Feminist Essay About Gender Equality

Posted by PZ on January 14th, 2014

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Beyonce has voiced her opinion on gender equality in a new feminist essay. The singer joined several other stars who wrote for ‘The Shriver Report’ to highlight the issue. She wrote that she doesn’t believe gender equality to be a “reality yet” because women still don’t earn as much as men. She urges everyone to agree that it is unacceptable for men to be paid more in the workplace and she believes something needs to change:

 “We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet. Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes, but unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change.”

Beyonce points out that both men and women are needed to make the world work so she doesn’t understand why both genders still aren’t viewed as completely equal:

“Humanity requires both men and women, and we are equally important and need one another. So why are we viewed as less than equal?”

The singer, who recently released a surprised new album which stormed the charts, completed the essay by writing that women need to demand that they are given the same opportunities as men because they are equal to them and just as important to have a functioning society:

“Women are more than 50 percent of the population and more than 50 percent of voters. We must demand that we all receive 100 percent of the opportunities.”




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