One year ago this month, Queen Bey, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, wrote the following essay for The Shriver Report:

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.”


P.S. Mike Huckabee to the left!

Last year I was a physics student at university, had an almost perfect GPA, a wonderful social life, was close with a lot of people, and I felt gorgeous and fat and fine. I started getting very sick, but doctors passed it off as just flu or cold symptoms, until I got in an accident that resulted in quite a lot of blood loss and nobody was sure why, until we found out there was a leukaemia situation going on. 

I withdrew from university, I withdrew from social activities, I stopped eating and could only eat things like soup and custard, I even stopped talking to my best friend for 3 months. I relied a lot on my family, and to deal with everything I just joked around about what was happening, my sister didn’t understand how I was being so chill about it, but I was freaking out. A recent bone marrow biopsy showed that there were no leukaemia cells in my blood, so I’m now mostly okay (although my blood is still very thin).

The thing is, is that my hair was long, incredibly thick and usually wild and curly, but the day after I found out what was happening I had majority of it cut off! My hair was my main thing, it’s what helped me feel beautiful and sexy, and it may sound stupid but I felt like my essence had been stripped away. I could deal with losing a bit of weight, I could deal with the mental and physical ramifications, and as it was happening - but now I’m okay, and I still feel like I’m missing a huge part of myself. I know this is sort of pathetic to complain about my hair, but I did not feel beautiful for a long time, and I’m still finding it hard to look in the mirror and see the beauty I used to see in myself. So, maybe if I show the world (or at least a wonderful blog on Tumblr) then maybe it’ll help give me some confidence in myself, and my short hair. 


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Effed up gender norms rear their ugly heads in the most influential places, especially schools. Theres a reason why only 18 percent of college engineering majors are female, even though, according to the National Foundation of Science, a whopping 66 percent of girls say they like math and science.

What happens between fourth grade and college? Think about how many of your girlfriends talk about how much they hate math, even the ones who are good at it. Think about the fact that math and science are seen as dude oriented subjects. Think about the fact that we know so little about women scientists, especially female scientists of color. Think about the fact that there are hardly any female equivalents to Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg? Why didn’t a woman create Snapchat?

It’s not because women are unable to create programs or discover cures to diseases or figure out a math problem, it’s because they’re discouraged to, especially since those industries are so male dominated.

"Free the Nipple" isn’t about being able to go topless at the beach, nor is it intended to promote promiscuity. It’s about normalizing a body part that has been oversexualized and empowering females to live for themselves, not a set standard that caters towards men and their "temptations."

but wait

why are we so against this meninist thing? 

we should jump on board with this. men want equal rights? you got it. you want:

  • to have no say about what happens to your own body
  • less pay for doing the same work
  • discrimination in the workplace
  • "wait really? …you go to.. this school? wow. but you’re.. a guy. i didn’t think guys were this smart.”
  • to only go outside at night if you have a friend with you and if you have something that can serve as a weapon because if you don’t have both of those things you could get raped and you still could regardless
  • to be ridiculed about your appearance no matter what you do
  • to be expected to raise children
  • objectification
  • battery
  • literally getting killed merely because of your gender

you want equal rights? fine. be my guest. hope it works out for you.

i’m constantly overwhelmed by how perfect all of you are oh my god. <3

ahem you should follow me if you like queer things and body positivity and cute animals and the occasional (okay, frequent…) picture of my face! :)

I love how feminists keep complaining about how there is a wage gap.

Or how they keep pointing out that Republicans didn’t applaud Obama when he said he would “end” the wage gap.

The funny thing is, an act was passed nearly 52 years ago that ended the gender pay gap. It’s called the Equal Pay Act of 1963.

Republicans weren’t applauding Obama for saying that he would “end” the wage gap, because it was ended over half a century ago.

Feminists need to put this “LOL MASCULINITY IS SO FRAGILE” card back in the fucking deck every time they see a product geared toward men.

Did they suddenly forget when they bitched for months on end about pumpkin spice latte/coffee/frappe/whatever jokes and still bitchmoan about bath bomb jokes?

And not only that but when they see feminized versions of products aimed toward men they scream and cry misogyny, not “LOL FEMININITY IS SO FRAGILE”

The purpose of these unnecessarily gendered products is to make money. Marketing. People actually do buy these. Women (or men) will buy Bic ‘for her pens’ maybe because they like how it looks. Men (or women) will buy manly scented detergent because maybe they like the smell as opposed to the dozens of flower varieties.

Get over yourselves.