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Unfortunately, girls do not run the world. And the Queen Bey herself who recorded a track about it agrees.

Music superstar Beyoncé wrote an essay for Maria Shriver‘s Shriver Report. In it, she discussed where women stand in today’s society and how they can benefit the society immensely.

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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. 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.

Humanity requires both men and women, and we are equally important and need one another. So why are we viewed as less than equal? These old attitudes are drilled into us from the very beginning. 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.

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.

To read the full report, click here

But even Bey isn’t too big for criticism. A lot of people took to social network to air their feelings on the “Flawless” star writing an essay.
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69 Comments

  1. rebabdeba

    January 14, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Please Beyonce’, go back to wearing some shiny pant and shaking your ass on stage whilst you sing. In other words: stick to what you know. Leave the intellectual pursuits for those of us women who spent years with our heads buried in books studying and writing essays, books and thesis. I tire for you. Am sure you are now aiming to become some female intellectual figure. Please do not try to over qualify yourself. Stick to what you do best joor.

    • slice

      January 14, 2014 at 6:24 pm

      Lol somehow ur statement reminds me of when pple get mad that a runs girl married good man.

    • Teris

      January 15, 2014 at 12:48 pm

      LLOOOOLLLL!!!

    • Marc Francis of Chelsea

      January 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm

      It’s actually spine tingling to think of how foolish you are. With all your burying head in the books, who is listening to you? Who knows you? Someone that has international notability and presence is using her position to speak on gender equality and women’s rights, and you are trying to tear her down because she’s not in a skirt suit. Why wouldn’t she know about gender equality? Is she not a mother and a wife? Does she not work in an industry that was once male dominated?

      The purpose of having celebrities do things like this is because their voices would be heard. If you sit down and write a 10 page paper on gender equality, only you are whoever is – you will read it. However as Beyonce has wrote it, there’s a chance over 10million people will get the message.

      Ignorance is not chic!

    • Neo

      January 15, 2014 at 10:44 am

      God bless you and your entire generation for this.

    • Curious

      January 15, 2014 at 11:04 pm

      Preach it Preacher! Preach the heck outta that sermon!!

    • tee

      January 16, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      Thank you and God bless you sooo much for this response. Gosh some people are stupid she. Even if she writes with so much typos whats wrong with that? She has never claimed to be an intellectual, nor an english teacher- shes an artist and a superstar. Her message is what is important and is what something should be done about, because thats the reality everywhere- Gender equality is a myth. God bless you once again Marc Francis for telling that educated illiterate the truth.

    • Noni

      January 14, 2014 at 8:01 pm

      Don’t play yourself, if Beyonce hadn’t written this
      article, no one would read it. God forbid she uses her fame to
      highlight issues within society. I don’t care if she wrote the
      whole thing in pidgin or creole, if people can understand the
      message then she has communicated effectively.

    • Xtsy

      January 14, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      Chimamada watch ur back

  2. photoshop

    January 14, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Am tired of seeing articles on dumb trolls on Twitter. Can we stop giving them the attention they crave? Beyoncé isn’t perfect but at least she’s trying her best in talking about these issues.

  3. Tiki

    January 14, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    I haven’t read the whole essay, but the excerpt makes sense.

    And the naysayers who are trying to distract from the important issues can like to go and jump into the lake of fire.

    • Noni

      January 14, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      Exactly my first thought. Let them ignore the message and
      continue bashing.

  4. NaijaBornMe

    January 14, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Thx for the post Team BN. Keep it up! So, the bottom line
    is simply this: everyone is entitled to their opinion and is free
    to share it to the public and subsequent reactions from people is
    eminent. All this “gender equality” is a subtle ploy the Western
    world is creating in their feminist agenda. I believe no doubt men
    should respect women 100%. But in my life, there is nothing wrong
    with roles and expectations. God Almighty has laid down the
    standards in his good word on how we are to treat all people. It is
    left for us to ask for the wisdom to make good decisions on how we
    treat each other. And as a man, I believe all women deserve the
    utmost respect. But this “queen bee” ramble is a bit off. This na
    same woman on her new album has a song called “Grown Woman” where
    she basically is saying that says she’s gotten to where she is
    because she has that “bomb pu**y” & because her ” booty is
    so fat” she has made it. Sit down Beyonce. You are a hypocrite.
    Celebrity DOES NOT equal Credibility. CONCLUSION: Men: Respect
    ladies. Women: Respect men & BOTH GENDERS build each other
    up, not tear one another down.

    • The Buttery Hotness.

      January 15, 2014 at 3:11 am

      +1

  5. Dr. N

    January 14, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    I agree that we need the men to speak for us. We need to train our sons to fight for women’s rights without losing themselves. To defend us, not take advantage of us, to treat us like princesses since they want us to treat them like princes. drnsmusings.wordpress.com

  6. Cynthia

    January 14, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Too much hate in the world. I worked in PR. How many CEOs and celebs actually write their own essays. Some do, but many have writers who compose the original draft and then get feedback/sign-off from the person they’ve written it from. Hateration. Lawd.

  7. Gistyinka Blog

    January 14, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    She speaks the truth..

  8. Asup

    January 14, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    She is speaking the truth so why all the venom? Whether she
    is an Artist on stage performing or if she is a CEO in a Fortunes
    100 company with intellectual pursuits and spent years buried in
    Books as an earlier Poster mentioned, the lady has a point and I
    see nothing wrong in her pointing that out. I’m certainly not
    Beyonce’s biggest fan, but I really find it hard to understand all
    the negativity towards her. The woman is doing what she loves and
    is damn well good at it, so kini big deal?

    • Iris

      January 14, 2014 at 5:47 pm

      LOL I think people think she is part of the problem. To these people she has made herself a sexual object in a way that implies she cannot be taken seriously outside of her music. For me the end justifies the means. I don’t care who’s speaking out for equality as long as they make sense.

  9. Maryam

    January 14, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Beyonce made alot of sense in her essay.

  10. Jane Public

    January 14, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    This poor woman should just do the rest of us a favour and stick to music. Your album is already doing very well, no need to create controversy for more publicity. You can’t be Grey Bee. Stick to your side of the fence, you have made a Career out of it. You can’t erase the yeeeeeeears of female objectification (which makes men think we still and will only be objects) which you gladly promote and are still doing, with the this Uncle Tom change of mouth. As important as the message is and as influential as you think you are, people are not going to see beyond the messenger in this issue. Leave it to other women who people especially women really respect. Your intentions may be noble, emphasis on may, but I can’t help but smirk. Do I think you are influential, hell no. Would I let my daughter want to be Beyonce, I dey crase? Loads of other positive female role models. Before anyone says oh, I am attacking her, what have I done, beyonce is shedding light on the issue, all well and good, her intentions may be noble, but she is doing more harm than good and her credibility on this issue as someone said above is zero. We need more women campaigning on female rights, but the same way Mobsters and Criminals are not publicly allowed to donate to Political Campaign funds, is the same analogy that can be applied here.

    • Bamzi

      January 14, 2014 at 6:33 pm

      GBAM!

    • Marc Francis of Chelsea

      January 14, 2014 at 7:16 pm

      Only another woman can make this kind of comment and it is truly shameful. You are a woman and you should have many layers to you. You are meant to be seen AND heard. If she is shaking her booty today, then tomorrow, she can speak on women’s rights. You don’t have a lane. She is a respectable, successful black woman. Suggestive lyrics and racy videos don’t make you any less of a woman. She is a woman in the public eye and if she can use her position to lend a voice to women’s rights then she should.

    • Ninja chic

      January 14, 2014 at 9:53 pm

      I’m with Jane public here. I don’t know why people find it hard to flip the coin which is what I do when I suspect I’m being unfair to my own sex. Tell me, how seriously would you take a man who (however wonderful he might sing or act) has made a living prancing about in short shorts and unbuttoned shirts trying to advance an argument that requires some show of wit and intelligence? Abi, do men not have many layers too? Bey can write anything she wants but she shouldn’t be surprised if she’s ridiculed for it – it comes with the sex symbol territory (male or female). More so when this in not an aspect of yourself that you’ve promoted. To expect otherwise would be like trying to eat your cake and have it.

    • Ninja chic

      January 14, 2014 at 10:57 pm

      I’m with Jane public here. I don’t know why people find it hard to flip the coin which is what I do when I suspect I’m being unfair to my own sex. Tell me, how seriously would you take a man who (however wonderful he might sing or act) has made a living prancing about in short shorts and unbuttoned shirts trying to advance an argument that requires some show of wit and intelligence? Abi, do men not have many layers too? Bey can write anything she wants but she shouldn’t be surprised if she’s ridiculed for it – it comes with the sex symbol territory (male or female). More so when this in not an aspect of yourself that you’ve promoted. To expect otherwise would be like trying to eat your cake and have it.

    • Nina

      January 15, 2014 at 1:40 am

      Miss Jane Public you are more than Correct on this issue!!

    • Ninja chic

      January 14, 2014 at 9:27 pm

      DOUBLE GBAM!!

    • The Buttery Hotness.

      January 15, 2014 at 3:13 am

      Triple GBAM!!! Lol. Seriously, I can’t take Beyonce seriously.

  11. Sexxie

    January 14, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Not a fan of Beyoncé but I agree with her.

  12. Deee

    January 14, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    She’s telling the hard truth, a lot more has to be done

  13. mrs chidukane

    January 14, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Wow,Jane Public i’m really disappointed with your comment. It’s a free world,let her do her.Beyonce doesn’t need popularity, she’s popular already. If you believe the lyrics in that Grown woman song got her where she is today then Maheeda and Cossy Orjiakor should be the most popular people on the planet.Saying she should stay in her lane is derogatory and unnecessary. I’m sure you believe you’re a woman of many parts,why can’t she be as well?A mother, wife,recording artiste and someone with a voice and opinion? Just agree or disagree, don’t ridicule her.Its so not necessary .Also whether you think so or not,she’s very influential. And she didn’t start the objectification of women, neither can she stop it even if she starts performing wearing hijab.

  14. jane

    January 14, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    some people are doing exactly what she is saying not to do theyre telling her to go shake her big butt. why you ask?? because she is a woman and they see her as a sex object and they believe thats the only thing she can do. its exactly what she is talking about it has been drilled into their heads by society and the media.

    • Girl Bye!

      January 14, 2014 at 6:31 pm

      Who forced her to shake her bum for the past 15 plus years or write songs song objectifying herself “fill the tub up half way and ride with my surfboard”, “put my freak’em dress on”, “He Monica Lewinsky’d all over my gown” so on and so forth. Women’s rights isn’t and on/off switch or a marketing strategy to win the hearts of masses, it’s daily fight and I think most people are annoyed at the fact that it seems to be a thing of convenience that Beyonce uses to score points and that is why people are asking her to stick to what she knows which is singing sexually suggestive lyrics, objectifying herself on stage and vigorously shaking her derriere in her house of deron :-/ that’s all.

    • Boddy

      January 14, 2014 at 7:28 pm

      O the song about sex with her husband? Or the one about dressing sexy for your man? Or the fun club banger? Guess she needs to release a song on women’s right to be taken serious…seeing how she’s not a woman and all. GURL, you bye!

      Also, can anyone please pull up photos of ANY celebrity reading a book? I mean we see photos of them on the street so surely you should be able to find one of someone walking on the road, or coming out of the restaurant reading Shakespeare. Awon ode

    • Ninja chic

      January 14, 2014 at 10:47 pm

      Err, Mr./Ms. Boddy, Here’s not one of two of Surfer Dude, Matthew McConaughey (you’re the one who said ANY so i looked for the most unusual suspect to even help you), holding literature he’s actually reading:
      http://www.people.com/people/gallery/0,,20040341_20052116,00.html
      http://www.fitsugar.com/Photo-Matthew-McConaughey-Heading-His-Gym-7014877 . Did the same search with ‘Beyonce’ and could only find that posed for shot. So, what was your point again…?

    • Ninja chic

      January 14, 2014 at 10:49 pm

      Err, Mr./Ms. Boddy, Here’s not one but TWO pictures of Surfer Dude, Matthew McConaughey (you’re the one who said ANY so i looked for the most unusual suspect to even help you), holding literature he’s actually reading:
      http://www.people.com/people/gallery/0,,20040341_20052116,00.html
      http://www.fitsugar.com/Photo-Matthew-McConaughey-Heading-His-Gym-7014877 .

      Did the same search with ‘Beyonce’ and could only find that posed for shot. So, what was your point again?

    • Boddy

      January 15, 2014 at 2:40 pm

      It’s Ms. my dear. The point is that it is silly to think you will find celebrities walking around and reading. The fact that you found one picture from one day of someone sitting at the beach and reading doesn’t mean he’s intelligent. He’s an actor, could’ve been a script. To say she’s dumb because you can’t find a photo of her reading, when she probably read in doors like most people, is dumb.

    • Ninja chic

      January 15, 2014 at 8:53 pm

      Spoken like the typical Nigerian that you are. You made a point, I countered it with evidence to the contrary. Instead of conceding or at the very least qualifying your statement, you totally disregarded the fact that the zoomed pic (and caption to go with it) which showed that the guy was reading a book called ‘A Case for Christ’ by Lee Strobel (or that in the second pic he is clearly holding a newspaper) and with your voodoo dismissal called the book a script and say that people only read books indoors. Here’s where I desist from lowering my IQ any further and say good riddance!

  15. natty

    January 14, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    I agree with bey, gender equality isn’t a reality yet. there are some companies in Nigeria that would employ male staff over females just because they don’t want to have to give the female recruits maternity leave if they get pregnant.

  16. CarliforniaBawlar

    January 14, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Okay people!! No one is saying she doesn’t make sense…..they just feel she either didn’t write it or shouldn’t have written it. Having had the unfortunate privilege to listen/watch a couple of her interviews I am lead to agree with them. BUT there’s a minute (like a 1/1000000) possibility that she did write it. Our very own Tubaba can barely say two meaningful sentences back to back but that doesn’t make him stupid….he’s just not eloquent shikena! After-all he’s probably the only mainstream Naija artist who writes/sings about sensible issues…..
    p.s. I dislike Beyonce…..like a lot!! lol.

  17. www.thelmathinks.blogspot.com

    January 14, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    I agree with all Bey has said, and i honestly don’t
    understand the hate and negativity hurled at her. Yes, she’s
    objectified herself, yes she’s seen as a sex object, but that is
    entertainment people. it does not make her less of a woman or
    detract from her right to have an opinion for God’s sake! @ 1st
    commenter, she has not asked you who has buried your head in a book
    for years not to speak, she is only doing what she feels is her
    part and rightfully so. If she could sing about it, what stops her
    from talking about it? And Yes, gender equality is a myth, and
    would probably always be. But that doesn’t mean ALL women should
    not strive for it. http://www.thelmathinks.blogspot.com

  18. Leah

    January 14, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    I totally agree with the essay and I guess we’ll know who
    wrote it when they sue her.

  19. 263Belle

    January 14, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    The words published are true. Did Beyonce write them, I
    dont think so. I am a big fan of Beyonce but she has never spoken
    so eloquently in her any of her interviews and I highly doubt that
    she wrote that essay. The person who spoke of her sounding like
    Jane Austen is spot-on. Who does she think she is fooling? Have you
    read those “letters” she posts on Instagram. Words like
    bootylicious are as deep as the woman’s vocabulary goes,
    Lol.

  20. jcsgrl

    January 14, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Chai Beyonce they have finished you o!

    • whocares

      January 15, 2014 at 12:30 pm

      lmaoooooooooo. You know right. lool. Like someone rightly said its the credibility of the person.. You cant come here today type out this lovely message and tomorrow go back to the stage in your pants and bra. I was talking to my colleague the other day and I said how I thought Beyoncé has it made now, and if she wants to be a true mentor to girls, she should put on more clothes when she is performing.. Help the female cause regarding objectification. In as much as this is a good message and makes sense, I was tempted to dismiss it until I realised that I am simply glad someone is speaking out and also taking a stance in the Women’s corner.. Although if this is her new thing, then her actions must compliment her words.

      PS: @Marc Francis of Chelsea.. I am stealing your “Ignorance is not Chic” line. I love it!

  21. Titi

    January 14, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Sorry, this is my opinion. Beyonce is hardly the poster child for women’s rights and equality. In fact she represents everything that it stands against. The idea of dancing half naked etc all adds to objectify women and make us seem intellectually inferior to men. How many male artists dress provocatively in their music videos. Like one person here already said, she should stick to what she knows best………being sexy. Sorry Bey

    • Temi Olayinka

      January 14, 2014 at 11:22 pm

      i disagree, she may dance around half naked but nakedness isn’t automatically a causation of objectification. nakedness is something we are exposed to nearly everyday, from yourself and close friends/family, (swimsuit, underwear). her form of “nakedness” is an expression of confidence in her sxuality, not a slutty way, she is showing off her beautiful feminine body. and men get naked all the time, in concerts, magazines, music videos, usher topless, even rick ross as fat as he is. and to support what she was saying, objectification of women is more or less passed down from generations in the sense that it then becomes normal for men to look down at women. so by teaching our young to eradicate this thinking, we can move closer to gender equality.

    • Juju

      January 15, 2014 at 1:08 am

      Wow this is extremely ignorant. How is being comfortable with your sexuality standing against equality. Like chiamanda said ” we teach girls they can’t be sexual beings” . Also on her album she spoke about sexuality and feminists; the notion that feminists don’t like sex. some of you guys need to get off your high horse and get a grip on reality.

    • Temi Olayinka

      January 17, 2014 at 1:56 am

      being comfortable in your sexuality does stand against inequality, because you are only viewed as a sexual being by men who look down on you. by flatting her body, the message is “a woman owns her body and every part of it, upon all the breasts and what not, she can do more than just please a man.” it is degrading for men to look at us as sexual objects, because we are more than that. and so by showing off her body, it means it is not enough reason for men to have the upper hand

    • Ijima

      February 5, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      so male artist that dance and flex there six packs are objectifying themselves as men abi? when the dance makossa at office parties, they shouldn’t be taking seriously during board meetings shebi?

  22. bimpe

    January 14, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Beyonce needs to go and have a seat men. Like seriously!!! Why the hell are you married if you believe women should be working 24 7. Her numbers obviously excludes the percentages of women that prefer to look after their home rather than work, the percentages of women that would rather be with their family than work. Majority of these women actually prefer seating at home to look after their family and make sure everything is well than to hustle. What type of women would we be if we were to leave our home everyday like a man to work, wouldn’t things go wrong with the family at that point. Not every one has her money so they cant.possibly appoint 10 babysitters to look after one child, with that being said would you even trust anyone to look after your children like you will. Wait till she has 2 or 3 kids then should keep shut about “getting money”, even money would not be able to buy the parental care.
    Have you noticed independent women are the single women lol!!! And am proud to be one of them. I might has well get money whilst waiting on God. I can’t be single and broke!!!

    • slice

      January 15, 2014 at 12:25 am

      ahn, i believe she’s talking about women who want to work. that when women are in the work place, they should earn equal money. I didn’t read it as saying Women HAVE to work outside the home. I mean it’s a free world

    • Curious

      January 15, 2014 at 11:09 pm

      You no know sey comprehension is very very essential?

    • Ijima

      February 5, 2014 at 3:09 pm

      God didn’t give us the gift of multitasking for nothing, there’s nothing wrong with taking care of your children and working hard for your money, who says husbands can’t help out at home?

  23. Temi Olayinka

    January 14, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    wow, this is certainly interesting…i think its foolishly amusing that some poepl believe they can judge right off the back the woman’s intellectual ability, she is most definitely a strong woman and personally she seems smart, otherwise she wouldn’t have been so successful in her career. and about speaking eloquently…interviews are different from writing.P.S i don’t even see anything so “eloquent” about the essay. pretty standard ideas . so people honestly need to relax. i agree with everything she said

  24. Lupe light

    January 15, 2014 at 12:53 am

    You guys slut shamming her is part of gender inequality. A lot of male artists are just as sexually provocative as the women. But you never see them been criticized the way they critic the women. Why can’t women be sexual without been looked down upon. Beyonce made very valid poonts. And news flash to all those “deeply buried in books” beyonce has more reach than your Ivy League degree. We need change no matter who delivers it

    • sporty spice

      February 26, 2014 at 5:38 am

      What’s hypocritical to me is not that she shows her body and dances provocatively, it’s that she slut shames other female artists and calls them out for being vulgar, and then turns around and does it herself. Unacceptable.

  25. Dee

    January 15, 2014 at 1:04 am

    Some people must always have something to say……… Steady bashing with negative comments. Na Wa ooo….

  26. The Buttery Hotness.

    January 15, 2014 at 3:21 am

    At the end of the day, the content carrier and the content simply have to be in harmony. I know Beyonce stans no go wan gree but the truth is what she does is sooo loud, one cannot hear what she says/writes. She has been objectifying women for quite a while now (consciously or otherwise) and now she wants men to give us 50 and take 50? Amen.

    Btw, she should at least credit Chimamanda in that article. Just kidding!

    • balima

      January 15, 2014 at 3:49 am

      pls what does “objectifying women” have to do with requiring equal pay . some of you just want to go against just because smh. based on this your theory can we say usher and chris brown objectify men by grinding on air and going shirtless/exposing their pelvic area??. Or MJ (rest is soul) for the way he use to grab his genitals on stage. na wa oh, yall are a mess and a half

  27. Cool cat

    January 15, 2014 at 3:56 am

    Wow, are there women here actually saying it’s ok for Beyoncé to objectify women and dress half naked on stage, singing about having sex with her husband? What is happening to this world? Do people not realise how influential Beyoncé is to women the world over and kids more importantly? No wonder you find little girls dancing so provocatively at parties, you will actually see mothers cheering on as their daughters grind on wood and do the duty whine. I guess Miley being naked on a wrecking ball is now okay, after all it’s entertainment. I bet if Beyoncé released a sex tape with her husband people will applaud her artistry, queen bey right? Bow down bitches, have you accepted bey as your personal lord and savior (yes, this was a post widely circulated when her album was released). What a shame.

    As regards her essay, well the first line already shows she has no business talking about such issues. “We need to stop buying into the MYTH of gender equality”. If it is still a myth tho Beyoncé then what is her argument about? Are there no women leaders in politics, business, entertainment, even family? Are women not being recognized for their achievements? Gender equality is not a right but it should be earned. Whether we like it or not women are emotional beings, highly sentimental by nature. The women who stand out are those who begin to think like a man. To compete favorably women must understand the opposite sex, infuse that with our intuition, heart and compassion and then we will excel. You can’t sit at your desk complaining of pms or man troubles and expect a promotion alongside the more energetic man. I am yet to meet a woman who distinguished herself and was not rewarded. If you expect any man to buy into “gender equality” then you are dreaming. Be diligent, confident, efficient, excel and you will not even think of gender equality.

    • Ijima

      February 5, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      please what is wrong with having sex with your husband and talking about having sex with your husband?

  28. Autoprincess

    January 15, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Source Credibility theory is so in force here. It simply means that no matter the importance or the value of the message, the trust or credibility of the source will either help make or mar the message. Notice how no one is saying the message (gender equality or the lack of it) is not clear, it is the messenger that has been called into question. At the end of the day, Beyonce has tried but the issue is how credible is she to speak on the matter?

  29. DAMMY

    January 15, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Get the message and leave the messenger people haha for goodness sake let Queen Bey live!!!!!!!!

  30. Curious

    January 15, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Preach on Bey! Spread the word sistah! The funny thing is she is actually speaking on behalf of the very people who are hating on her. As Beyonce dey now she is “genderlly” equal to men, infact she pass them sef, so she no need this epistle. She is slaying, conquering and stomping on men in her field so she really has no need for the helping hand. Na the same women wey dey yarn opata both here and on twitter wey go go find work where dem go open eye pay the men more than them (for no valid reason I might add) wey I dey pity. Make una continue to dey bask in your ignorance. It is well!

  31. omo

    January 16, 2014 at 12:44 am

    One day Kim Kardashian will write her own article too on CORPORATE AMERICA!

    • me

      January 16, 2014 at 11:17 am

      looooooooooool! But consider it the babe na hustler o. Na correct business woman, she qualify ni

  32. Ijima

    February 5, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    @Boddy you’re so on point, I wonder why people think that being a feminist means that you have no right to please and cater to your man, the same way you’ll expect him to cater to you

  33. Moi

    March 3, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    “Gender equality is not a right but it should be earned. wow… this is the most phenomenal thing I have read here today!!! No wonder it’s still a myth! When people utter stuff like this from the crevices of their subconscious… 🙁

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