Beyonce Demands Equal Pay for Women in Candid Essay—Bow Down B*tches


Who run the world? Girls…kinda.

Who run the world? Girls. Not quite yet, but almost, according to Beyoncé’s open essay for the Shriver Report. In her essay titled Gender Equality is a Myth!, Beyoncé responded to the Shriver Report finding that “42 million women in the USA are either living in poverty or are on the brink of living in poverty.”

Beyoncé wrote that women need to speak up for higher pay (a topic near and dear to Marie Claire‘s heart). While addressing statistics such as “women [comprising] half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes,” Beyoncé stressed that not just women, but also men, need to demand higher wages for females. She added, “Humanity requires both men and women, and we are equally important and need one another. So why are we viewed as less than equal?”

Discuss.

Read the essay here.

Read more: Beyonce Writes Feminist Essay for Shriver Report – Marie Claire

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Moved to the Big Tomata in the nineties from San Francisco. No Suburbs for me with its single colored houses and lawns and the excitement of pulling out my trash can once a week. I'm a CityFella , a part time New Yorker. I'm happiest in the Center City where people the streets and people are alive. I'm still waiting to buy a 34th floor condo somewhere downtown/Midtown with a nightclub. "Hurry I'm old" My politics are somewhere in the middle with a needle that constantly moves. I'm too liberal to be a Republican and too conservative to be a Democrat. Everything interests me . I've come to love Sacratomato, Its a nice town in cheap sensible shoes .

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