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Beyonce calls gender equality 'a myth'

ANI  Washington, January 14, 2014
First Published: 14:05 IST(14/1/2014) | Last Updated: 14:06 IST(14/1/2014)

Beyonce has written an essay on 'gender equality', proclaiming it as a myth.

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The 32-year-old pop star wrote the essay a media initiative led by journalist and former California first lady Maria Shriver, that aims to document and discuss societal trends that impact women, People magazine reported.

Writing under her full name, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, the singer said that 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, claiming that unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change.

She then wrote a call to action suggesting that men join their wives, daughters, mothers and sisters in demanding equal pay for equal work.

Other celebrities who participated in the project, included Eva Longoria, Jennifer Garner and Even Miami Heat star LeBron James.

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