Beyonce has penned an essay called "Gender Equality is a Myth!" for The Shriver Report.
Beyonce has seen both praise and criticism for her proclaimed feminism, but her latest self-titled project generally saw more of the former. Bey has now taken her feminist views off record, with the decision to pen an essay for journalist Maria Shriver's publication, "The Shriver Report".
Yonce's article is titled "Gender Equality is a Myth!", and finds her addressing the overlooked gender issues in North American society.
Read an excerpt of the singer's essay below, and download the full publication for free here.
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.