Question: tell me what you think about this. Everybody's favorite feminist, Queen Bey, has spoken up for women's equality once again, demanding that we stop "buying into the myth" of gender equality. With the byline Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, she writes in a Shriver Report essay about the roles of men and women in achieving equality. The Shriver Report is a nonprofit media organization led by Maria Shriver, and Beyoncé is part of a bigger essay collection from the organization called A Woman's Nation Pushes Back From the Brink, which focuses on financial disparity among the sexes. It's inspiring to see Beyoncé using her stardom to support women, and she makes thoughtful comments on what it will take to see real change:
"Women make up half of the US workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes. Unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change. . . . 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."
This isn't the first time she's publicly backed women's rights. In April 2013, Beyoncé dropped the other F-bomb, joining a series of other famous women who call themselves feminists. "I guess I am a modern-day feminist," Beyoncé told British Vogue. "I do believe in equality and that we have a way to go, and it's something that's pushed aside and something that we have been conditioned to accept."