Beyoncé Knowles-Carter Pens A Flawless Essay On Gender Equality: “It’s A Myth!”
Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is using her superpower as a pop diva to make the world a better place for her daughter Blue Ivy. In “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink,” the 32-year-old Grammy Award-winning singer says that “gender equality is a myth” and implores society to change.
“We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality,” writes the “Bow Down” singer. “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. Men have to demand that their wives, daughters, mothers, and sisters earn more—commensurate with their qualifications and not their gender. Equality will be achieved when men and women are granted equal pay and equal respect.”
The wife of rapper and mogul Jay-Z continues, “Humanity requires both men and women, and we are equally important and need one another. So why are we viewed as less than equal? These old attitudes are drilled into us from the very beginning. We have to teach our boys the rules of equality and respect, so that as they grow up, gender equality becomes a natural way of life. And we have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.”
In conclusion, King Bey suggests, like Ghandi, that we must be the change we want to see in the world. “We have a lot of work to do, but we can get there if we work together,” she explains on Maria Shriver’s website. “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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