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Beyonce Writes Essay on Gender Equality - Read It Here!

Beyonce Writes Essay on Gender Equality - Read It Here!

Beyonce has spoken out debunking the idea that there is gender equality in a new short essay for the annual Shriver Report.

“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,” the 32-year-old singer wrote. “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.”

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

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

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