Monday, 13 January 2014


Is sis Beyonce saying it is right to promote that women should be full time workers, rearing babies and buying into the misogyny defined 'womanhood' for eg pole dancers as righteous womens assertiveness? Not sure this is anything positive for women and our communities, perhaps its more promotion and internalisation of white elite system's misogyny in terms that there is ever more pressure and oppression of women and girls to aspire to be things which are arguably unachievable and undesirable for Black and Brown and poor communities and especially young women to aspire to? Many problematics here, and womanist and anti-imperialist pro-GlobalSouth feminist voices are nearly nowhere to be seen or heard. Sis Beyonce, wanna reflect and discuss? - Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm

Gender Equality Is a Myth!

By Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

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.

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