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Beyonce, a Budding Social Activist, Adds New Cause to Resume

Beyonce has added social activism to her resume. She argues in a new essay for gender equality in the workplace.

Beyonce has added social activism to her resume. She argues in a new essay for gender equality in the workplace. (Photo: Getty Images)

Beyoncé is one of the hardest working women in show business but if she were a man, she would be making even more money. That’s the thrust of the budding social activist’s new cause–gender equality in the workplace.

The 32-year-old singer, one of the highest paid women in show business, makes her case in Maria Shriver’s latest “The Shriver Report.”

The non-profit media project focuses on women’s issues. Beyonce conributed her essay to the latest report, titled “A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink.”

“We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality,” the singer writes. “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,” she asserts.

While Bey is all about more gender equality, she’s still deferential to men. She believes women need them, with a little re-education.

“We have to teach our boys the rules of equality and respect, so that as they grow up, gender equality becomes a natural way of life. And we have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible,” she explained.

Beyonce has gotten mixed reviews from feminists over the years, mainly for sexually objectifying herself in music and videos and setting a bad example with her high-flying lifestyle.

In the latest issue also includes articles by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Eva Longoria, LeBron James, Jada Pinkett Smith, Anne-Marie Slaughter and Sheryl Sandberg.

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