Beyonce Knowles Debunks “Gender Equality”

Posted Monday January 13, 2014 3:10 PM GMT

She’s never been one to keep her opinions to herself, and Beyonce Knowles just published a new essay via The Shriver Report to dismiss the notion that men and women can receive similar pay for the same job.

The project is called “A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back From The Brink,” and Bey’s particular contribution was given the moniker “Gender Equality Is A Myth!”

Knowles writes, “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. 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? 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.”

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