Since about December 13th, the world’s news has revolved around Beyoncé. Good, bad, why is Blue’s hair never combed indifference, the singer and pop superstar has been all on the mouths and minds of fans since her self-titled fifth studio album landed. And a giant bulk of the conversation has been centered around her newfound feminist views according to some.

In a letter penned for The Shriver Report, the singer wrote, “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.”

She continues, “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.”

Her feminist credentials were sort of validated when she used audio from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “We Should All Be Feminists” speech in 2012 and how often she spoke about equality in her 2013 documentary Life Is But A Dream but we’re not going to automatically vault her i to the same stratosphere as Susan B. Anthony and others of that ilk just because she used an entire album to promote not only the power of self but her impact on women everywhere. I’m not one to say who or what determines Beyoncé’s place in the feminism category but she’s doing something in the same vein as her husband — using her power as a global entity to speak on something.

Beyoncé’s essay is one of many in a collection titled A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, focusing on the financial inequality and insecurity faced by women. Other included pieces are from Maria Shriver, Eva Longoria, LeBron James, Anne-Marie Slaughter & more.