Did Beyonce Really Write Essay on Gender Equality for the Shriver Report?

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Did Beyonce Really Write Essay on Gender Equality for the Shriver Report? (Credit: Instagram)

Did Beyonce really write an essay, entitled, “Gender Equality is a Myth!” for the new installment of Maria Shriver’s Shriver Report? Some people beg to differ.

Beyonce wrote:

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 the voters. We must demand that we all receive 100 percent of the opportunities.

Gee, I wonder how much the women working for her husband are making? A lot of celebrities are praising the singer for her essay, but it’s nothing more that a PSA that centers around a rallying cry that everyone agrees with.

The reaction on Twitter:

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 Did Beyonce Really Write Essay on Gender Equality for the Shriver Report?
Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.