Beyoncé’s contribution to The Shriver Report has been released and it is being talked about everywhere we go. The report, founded by Maria Shriver, former first lady of California, aims to modernise America’s relationship to women.
The ‘Is Beyoncé a Feminist?’ debate trundles on with many claiming she empowers women and pushes for change, while others say she just dresses provocatively and is actually a slave to the male-dominated music industry.
Now Bey has waded in with her essay titled “Gender equality is a myth,” which stresses the point that gender equality is not a reality yet.
She goes on to say that “the average working woman earns only 77 per cent of what the average working man makes”. You can’t mess with statistics and frankly, those ones are damning.
How do we change our society’s attitude towards women according to Beyoncé? The answer, for her, lies in teaching future men of the world about equality so as they grow older it becomes a “natural way of life” as well as showing girls that they can “reach as high as humanely possible”.
Well, if any woman can show young girls that they can reach as high as possible, be whoever they want to be and realise their dreams, it’s you, Beyoncé!