Recently Beyonce took her throne as GQ’s Sexiest Woman and she didn’t miss an opportunity to make use of it. Calling equality “a myth,” she put patriarchy on blast for the pay gap between men and women. She adds,
“I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men. And let’s face it: Money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what’s sexy. And men define what’s feminine. It’s ridiculous.”
And despite the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Act, which bans gender-based pay disparities, the field is not equal. There is the conservative argument that the bill itself is unable to solve the root of the problem, since it only puts teeth in lawsuits. For more info, here’s a helpful infographic created by a group of researchers at Learn Stuff.