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Beyonce, who’s a self-proclaimed feminist, has written an essay on gender equality for Maria Shriver’s latest Shriver Report, in partnership with the Center for American Progress.
In the essay titled “Gender Equality Is a Myth!,” the “Drunk in Love” singer touches on topics such as earnings in the workplace.
“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,” she wrote, EW reports.
She added, “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.”
In Beyonce’s song “***Flawless,” she included an audio of Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED talk, “We Should All Be Feminists.”
Beyonce has previously described herself to Vogue as a “modern-day feminist.”