Beyoncé has written an essay on feminism. And it’s pretty epic stuff.
She’s the ultimate poster girl for sexy, sassy females who pay their own bills, don’t apologise for being oh-so-fierce and definitely don’t need a man to make them happy (amen).
So it’s only right that she’s now coughed up some inspiring reading material to get us all cheerleading about women’s rights…
‘We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality,’ the Single Ladies songstress wrote in an open essay for The Shriver Report, which focuses on the status of women in America. ‘It isn’t a reality yet.’
Discussing gender politics in the workplace, Bey added: ‘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.’
We don’t know about you, but we’re feeling fired up already.
‘We have a lot of work to do, but we can get there if we work together,’ Blue Ivy‘s mum concluded. ‘We must demand that we all receive 100 percent of the opportunities.’
Here here, sister! We feel a Queen Bey-led revolution coming on…
By Robyn Munson