Beyonce. I’m sure everyone has seen it, heard about it, and drooled over it–Beyonce is on the cover of TIME Magazine’s “The 100 Most Influential People” edition. Although the majority of us think that this is awesome given her poise, smarts, beauty, voice, and overall awesomeness, others are complaining. One of the many reasons she was chosen for the cover is because of her agenda–gender equality. It was evidenced fiercely in her recent album but this quote from her sums up her thoughts precisely.
“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.”
For any naysayers out there Beyonce is looking to break the unfortunate cultural norms that have become a part of our society and if only for that reason she deserves the cover. Cheers, Bey and bow down bitches. c.