Beyonce pens open feminist essay: ‘We need to stop buying into the myth of gender equality’

beyonceBy Jeni Selby

Her feminist credentials have been questioned of late, what with her ‘Bow down, b**tches’ lyrics and Mrs Carter world tour. Not to mention her refusal to call herself a feminist during an interview with British Vogue for the May 2013 edition (“That word can be very extreme,” she told them).

But Beyoncé, it seems, is determined to claw back some of her “Independent Women” audience. In fact, she’s penned an entire essay on the subject of gender equality on behalf of the Shriver Report’s recent findings that 42 million women in the USA are either living in poverty or are on the brink of living in poverty.

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