Gender equality is indeed a myth
The Grammy-award winner signed the essay using her hyphenated married name, Beyonce Knowles-Carter.
'Humanity requires both men and women, and we are equally important and need one another. So why are we viewed as less than equal?' she wrote.
'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.'
Beyonce was not the only celebrity to contribute an essay to the free packet, as Eva Longoria wrote about the need to empower Latinas and basketball superstar LeBron James who wrote a letter in appreciation of his single mother.
'You think LeBron James is a champion? Gloria James is a champion too. She's my champion,' he wrote.
Beyonce has been a vocal proponent of female empowerment through her music for years- with Independent Woman and Who Run The World (Girls) among her biggest hits.She has also been more vocal about the concept of feminism in press statements over the past year, including an April 2013 interview with British Vogue where she said that she is a modern-day feminist.
'I do believe in equality and that we have a way to go and it's something that's pushed aside and something that we have been conditioned to accept,' she explained after being criticized for calling her latest tour The Mrs Carter Show World Tour.'But I'm happily married. I love my husband.'
Inequality is a necessary, though not sufficient, condition for civilisation to begin and to grow.