Beyoncé: ‘Gender equality is a myth’

beyonce-attending-a-screening-celebrating_4005414 Maria Shriver’s annual report on the status of women in America published an essay written by Beyoncé, who claims that gender equality is non-existent yet.

Titled Gender Equality Is a Myth, the essay expresses the singer’s view on the difference between a male and female’s income.

“We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet,” Beyoncé writes. “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,” she continues. “But unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change.”

beyonceBeyoncé argues that people need to stop believing we have reached gender equality and that it’s necessary for men and women to work together to change that.

“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. 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.”

“We have a lot of work to do, but we can get there if we work together,” she concludes.

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4 responses to “Beyoncé: ‘Gender equality is a myth’”

  1. Emma says:

    The genders are no equal yet, Beyoence is right and it doesn’t refer to money matters only. We are still living in the world where men predominate. I believe this is naturally just this way since men used to be providers and woman used to be home hearth keepers. That is why. Everything takes time, desire and willingness to work on reaching our goals when there is a will there is a way only together we can reach the total equality, but I do not believe it will happen n our age. Sorry, Beyonce.

  2. Eleanor says:

    Mmmm, I never thought that besides singing Beyonce is also very good about politics, I guess with her army of fans she could change a lot in the political situation of the country, but it all depends of course. I am perfectly agreed with her about the fact that there is no equality between men and women. For example if there are two people who applied for a job and they have a different gender, than in 80% of situations men would be the applicant who would get the job. Yes it is not fair, but unfortunately this is the way how the things are and there is nothing that can be done in order to change that. I guess years and years will pass, before men and women would finally become equal, and still it looks like a myth as far as for now. I do admire Beyonce for stating this problem, even though she has a great life and there is nothing to be worried about for her, she still shows her concern with the situation in the country. Bravo Beyonce.

  3. Candy says:

    I guess that Beyonce is right, there really is such a problem in the today society that men and women are not equal, but after all if thinking about it more carefully than it is really the way it is. I mean men are so called the “strong” gender, while women are the “beautiful” one. So why are we women arguing and trying to show that we are stronger than we really are? As in the reality I am sure every woman is dreaming her man to be stronger than she is in order to make her feel secure behind his back. So come on, let’s be honest and finally admit who we really are and what we really want in this world.

  4. Lindsay says:

    Haha I noticed that it is sort of fashion nowadays for the movie stars or singers to start a carrier in the politics or serving people throughout the world. I am proud of Beyonce and her essay as she shown that she does care not only about herself but also about all the other women in the world, who might have had not such a wonderful life, but who really are trying their best to achieve some success, and who meet lots of problems on their way to it. Beyonce has worked really hard in order to be the person who she is now; she was not born as a famous singer, so I consider her example as a very good one to follow.