Naz Smyth Divorce! Divorce! Divorce!

Divorce! Divorce! Divorce! Muslim women in India ban sexist divorce law With Urban legends Candy Man and Bloody Mary you speak three words, they appear. Imagine now uttering divorce, divorce, divorce and just like that your marriage is over. This isn’t an urban legend. However, in some Muslim countries, the Triple Talaq permits it. Acts like these go against women’s rights in ways that lessens them as a human. Countries like India are taking action.   […]

September 9th, 2017|Categories: blog|Tags: , , , , |

Race Discrimination in Women’s Soccer Leads to “Hush-Money” Deal by Naz Smyth

Race Discrimination in Women’s Soccer Leads to “Hush-Money” Deal Investigation by the Football Association finds no wrong-doing The midfielders for the England female soccer team gather with their team manager. In the meeting, the manager makes a comparison to pressing hard on the field (putting pressure on your opponent that has the ball) and getting a caution (getting a yellow or red card). The manager compares the caution to a police caution, to which he turns to one of the players. To which the manger asked the mixed-race player, “Haven’t you been arrested before? Four times isn’t it?” This remark catalyzed Eniola Aluko to write an eight-page complaint against the manager. A racial remark like this was not the first. Anti-discrimination group have called for [...]

September 7th, 2017|Categories: blog|Tags: |

Britain’s First Historic Interfaith Lesbian Couple Wed

Love once again proves it does conquer all said Naz Smyth. When it comes to love, there are no boundaries. Race, gender, or any other factor shouldn’t affect how you love openly and freely. For Kalavati Mistry and Miriam Jefferson, their religion was not going to prevent them from tying the knot. The couple made history as Britain’s first interfaith lesbian couple after they first met 20 years ago. Mistry and Jefferson first met during training course for an interfaith organization. “I met Miriam when I was approximately 26 years old,” said Mistry to Daily Mail. 'I went to America on a training course and we were doing diversity work and training and that's where I met Miriam Jefferson. Because of her traditional Hindu upbringing, [...]

September 1st, 2017|Categories: blog, Human Rights|Tags: , , |

Understanding Charlottesville Hate Crime

Outrage over removal of confederate statue ended in the death of a young woman said Naz Smyth. It all began with the blanket of night and a mob like group descending through the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The scene was reminiscent of a movie. This, however, was only the beginning.

August 30th, 2017|Categories: blog|Tags: , , |

BBC Gives Female Stars Pay Raise to Keep Quiet About Gender Gap

Naz Smyth: amidst BBC’s public annual report was a list of the 96 talents who made above £150,000. Some were expected, like Graham Norton and Radio 2 D.J Chris Evans but what has stirred quite the controversy is the fact that only a third of the list was inhabited by woman. To be exact, only Claudia Winkleman cracked the top ten which has illuminated the gender wage gap in a company that reaches 95% of British adults every week and global audience of 372 million according to US News.

August 17th, 2017|Categories: blog, womans' right|

Naz Smyth on LGBT Pride Month Arrived Amid Turmoil, Fanfare

June was Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. The past few years have seen both gains and losses for the inclusion of these folks into our nation.  The month honors the Stonewall Riots, a big event in the Gay Rights movement. Its recognition falls along political lines. It was celebrated under Clinton, starting in June of 2000. Bush decided to not recognize it through his terms. After, Obama picked up the torch, recognizing the month during all his tenure. Sadly, halfway through June, Trump has not yet recognized the month. (Newsweek) Interestingly, Ivanka Trump tweeted in support. Her post read, “I am proud to support my LGBTQ friends and the LGBTQ Americans who have made immense contributions to our society and economy.”  This [...]

August 9th, 2017|Categories: Human Rights|

Hush Money: Hastert Once Again in News for Abuse Case

Dennis Hastert is once again in the news for his child abuse case from the 1980s. The former political rep has been embattled in legal trouble for the past 20 years. He was a long running republican speaker of the house. Also, he was one of the highest ranked politicians to ever go to jail. He started out working at a high school as coach and teacher. There, it is contended, he sexually abused a boy. Over the next two decades, he paid the boy hush money to keep quiet about the abuse. (New York Times) Naz Smith, a feminist based on London, spoke on the issue. “Hastert is one of those men who usually get away. We see lots of powerful politicians escape the [...]

July 29th, 2017|Categories: blog|

The US President avoids pointing to Saudis’ human rights failings, By Naz Smyth

“We are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship,” Trump declared Sunday. Trump's willingness to set aside human rights as a principal foreign policy has been one constant in his chaotic administration. Yet the absence of any public reference to the kingdom's treatment of women and political opponents during his two-day visit was still jarring, particularly when contrasted with his affectionate embrace of the royal family. The closest Trump came to acknowledging the human rights situation was a call for the region's leaders to stand together against “the oppression of women.” A White House official later said the president did raise women's rights in his private meetings with Saudi officials, and noted that [...]

May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Human Rights|Tags: , |

Naz Smyth and Gender Wage Gap in UK Law Firms

Naz Smyth: Western society has evolved greatly when it comes to equality of the sexes. There was a time when women didn’t have the right to vote, or were discouraged from entering the workforce, or were receiving less pay than their male counterparts. Oh wait, the last one is a problem that still persists. Women today are still finding themselves receiving less pay than men in the same job with the same qualifications.  In industries across the spectrum, women are paid less than men. In the legal sector women are paid 30 percent less than men. Unlike the days of the past, however, women are making a stance. Naz continues that in December of 2016, film and television actress Emmy Rossum had made headlines in [...]

May 16th, 2017|Categories: blog, womans' right|Tags: , |