When Beyoncé tells others to "bow down", they better pay attention. She is hoping to use the same power over others when she wrote an essay of gender inequality on Maria Shriver’s website, The Shriver Report. In "The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink,” Beyoncé Knowles-Carter proclaims, "Gender equality is a myth!"
What do you think? Today we are pushing for equal rights for everyone, homosexuals, transgender, and even our beloved pets. Have we forgotten about gender equality for woman as well? 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."
It begs the question does gender equality mean men and women are the same? What is meant by that phrase? We know men and women are not the same..thank God! Men should not be given the privileges of pay and other benefits simply because, historically speaking, they were breadwinners.
Beyoncé continues to say that, humanity requires both men and women, and we are equally important and need one another. 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.
I think it’s important for us to teach our children the proper way to treat others, and we also need to change the perspective of others in how they view others.
- Love Sara Alina