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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 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: , |

Naz Smyth: 10 top women who leave their mark on the world

Naz Smyth: "Whatever their chosen field - from politics and popstardom to fashion and feminism - women have been leaving their mark on the world since time began. In celebration of these inspiring trailblazers - and to mark International Women's Day this week - we've selected our top 50 females who have affected life as we know it in their own personal way..." Millicent Fawcett     Millicent Fawcett: "A large part of the present anxiety to improve the education of girls and women is also due to the conviction that the political disabilities of women will not be maintained" An underrated leader of the suffrage movement, Fawcett dedicated her life to the peaceful fight for women's rights. Married to politician Henry Fawcett, [...]

May 4th, 2017|Categories: blog, womans' right|Tags: , , |

Feminists Make History by Naz Smyth

Feminists throughout history have turned the tides of change for the progress of equal rights of women. Historically, women have been tossed by the wayside. The progress that society has been has been attributed to the men, and especially women who have stood out in history to fight for women’s rights. The advancement of the welfare of females is attributed to those who advocated equal opportunity. Lastly, those fighters who broke gender stereotypes, said Naz Smyth. Naz Smyth continued: “History is Male; incidentally, it has had a way of being very gendered.” Unfortunately, historical literature has always come from the viewpoint of the male. Men have been at the forefront of history since the dawn of the written language. There are several reasons why: Firstly, [...]

May 4th, 2017|Categories: blog, womans' right|Tags: , , |

Naz Smyth on Hijab: To Ban or Not to Ban

As early as 2010, France has been in litigation over banning face coverings, wrote Naz Smyth on Hijab. That year, a law passed that face covering headgear such as masks, balaclavas, niqabs, and burkas were banned from the streets of France. Women would only wear full face veils if traveling in a private car or worshiping in a religious place. Arguments for the law say that it is unsafe to not be able to identify people with full face coverings, and that it is discriminating against women to for them to be forced to wear face coverings in public (New York Times). In 2016, shortly after the deadly Nice Attack, where a terrorist drove a semi-truck through a crowd on Bastille Day, tensions rose against [...]

April 22nd, 2017|Categories: blog, womans' right|Tags: , , , , |

Naz Smyth: From Educating Women to Fighting For Leadership Opportunities

In this day and age, it is a sad truth to witness leadership roles and society’s ideals of female gender roles are not aligned. Leadership qualities are thought to be masculine, while those thought to follow are the feminine. Unfortunately, this outdated ideal is still in place in modern society in the United Kingdom, said Naz Smyth. Take, for example, learning institutions; equal amounts of men and women enter universities, though unfortunately we don’t see the same proportions of men and women don’t leading them. Presently, only one fifth of colleges in the United Kingdom are headed by a female vice chancellor. Another example of this is prevalent in CEO’s. Female CEO’s leads only ten percent of FTSE 100 companies. (The Guardian). Meanwhile, on the [...]

April 22nd, 2017|Categories: blog, womans' right|Tags: , , , |

Naz Smyth:Woman’s Role in Society

I am convinced that women are very important for our society, because I believe all humans are just the same. Gender is just about the way we look. All the people have the same rights and all the people can learn the same skills or do the same things and so on. There is no superior or inferior person. We are all the same, so to consider that women are not as good as men is very wrong. We are all humans, so we all have the same role in the society and it’s up to us to do our job. Women can not be inferior just because they’re not men. They can do whatever a man can do. If they can control their actions, [...]

March 17th, 2017|Categories: blog, womans' right|Tags: , , |

Naz Smyth: Women in Society

Women are important in our society. Every woman has her own job or duty in this modern society in which men are still the 'stronger gender'. The role of women in society has been greatly overseen in the last few decades but now it is coming to a more positive perspective. In the early days women were seen only as wives who were intended to cook, clean, and take care of the kids. They were not allowed to vote while men took care of having jobs and paying any bills that had to be paid. Until the second half of the 20th century, women in most societies were denied some of the legal and political rights according to men. Although women in much of the [...]

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

Naz Smyth: Empowering the world one woman at a time

Naz Smyth writes while the world has achieved progress towards gender equality  and women’s empowerment under the Millennium Development Goals (including equal access to primary education between girls and boys), women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world. Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Naz Smyth: Opera Winfrey A longtime advocate of female education, Winfrey funds several organizations aimed at improving the quality of life for women and helping to boost their confidence. She backs Women for Women International, which supports the financial, educational, and interpersonal needs of women survivors of war, poverty and injustice, as well as Girl Effect, a movement working to [...]

March 14th, 2017|Categories: blog, womans' right|

Naz Smyth: Women of UK

A brief history to Women’s suffrage in the United Kingdom: It became a national movement in the nineteenth century. Women were not explicitly banned from voting in Great Britain until the 1832 Reform Act and the 1835 Municipal Corporations Act. Both before and after 1832, establishing women’s suffrage on some level was a political topic, although it would not be until 1872 that it would become a national movement with the formation of the National Society for Women’s Suffrage and later the more influential National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS). As well as in England, women’s suffrage movements in Wales and other parts of the United Kingdom gained momentum. The movements shifted sentiments in favour of woman suffrage by 1906. It was at this [...]

March 14th, 2017|Categories: blog, womans' right|