By incorporating a snippet of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichethat TEDx speech in her new song “Flawless”, Beyonce has made it clear that she has joined the feminist movement. From the series of documentaries she’s been releasing, one clear message has been set across. That message is that she is working towards empowering ladies to believe that they can do anything they put their minds to and if they really wanted to, they could have it all. To add on to that she just posted an essay on The Shriver Report that further explains her beliefs in gender equality.
In case you’ve never heard of The Shriver Report, it is a multi-platform nonprofit media initiative led by Maria Shriver that seeks to modernize America’s relationship to women.
“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.”
She carries on to say
“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.”
Click here to read full essay.
Well Beyonce, you have shown us that although girls don’t run the world just Y E T… if we really wanted to, because we have the same 24 hours in a day as you do, we indeed can! What are your thoughts on her essay?