On Monday an essay appeared on the website The Shriver Report that has gotten a lot of media attention. Singer and actress Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (or perhaps you might know her as just Beyoncé) wrote an essay for The Shriver Report’s publication A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink that was released on Sunday through the website.
In the excerpt of the essay available at The Shriver Report, Ms. Knowles-Carter doesn’t mince words: Women are not afforded the same opportunities as men, and there are still pockets of society who still believe that women are, by nature, inferior. She reminds readers that there are more women on earth than men, and that it’s time to stop wasting time waiting for our voices to be heard.
If you’d like to download the full A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink for the Kindle, which includes the full contents of Ms. Knowles-Carter’s essay, it’s free through Wednesday, January 15th, and then will sell for $9.99. Click here to go to the download page.
Hopefully, now that Beyoncé is talking, the world will stop and listen.