As Michelle Obama has stated that you should ‘get the education you need to make your voice heard in the world’ and that women need to be ‘leaders in our workplaces. Ensuring that more women are hired in companies.’
To me, the best way to show men our intelligence and power is through education. For too many years, men have been known for being smarter than women, which is not true. Women are just as knowledgable.
‘Defying the myth that only science and math are for men’
As the world is developing, the world is shaping into a new society everyday, yet still, there is a discrimination against the female gender. Which needs to stop. Around the globe, young girls are being deprived from an education just because of their gender. We are living in the modern world, so why is equality still so imbalanced? Education should be offered to everyone, no matter of your gender, race or religion. Every single person deserves the opportunity to learn new things, such as maths, science or even technology!
Technology is transforming the world, however as I’ve already stated in my previous blog, the technological world is male heavy. Which women can actually begin to change, simply by teaching themselves and others about technology. Coding, is enhancing the world, apps and websites are now vital to any work company. Therefore, by women being able to grasp the skill of coding, we can begin to level out the playing field.
Women need to express their potential and intelligence through education, and by doing so, women can have the access to more jobs, more opportunities and really start to change the world for the greater good!
Throughout the years, schools have limited students to what they can wear. Understandably enough, short shorts are not work wear. However, spaghetti strap tops and a decent pair of shorts is also considered as not being suitable for school.
I live in England so I’ve never really had the need to wear shorts on own clothes day but sometimes in the summer, even when it’s only 20 degrees – to have the option to change into shorts would be nice. Therefore, I can’t even imagine what it must be like for kids in who live in hot parts of America to be denied to wear a strappy top because it ‘distracts boys’.
Dress codes are said to be put in place due to the fact that it is a working environment but is that the whole reason? I understand why crop tops might be an issue, but strappy tops and shorts are completely fine, especially on a hot day. Sitting in class, and feeling your skin almost boil and the clothes sticking to you, is JUST as distracting for yourself. Your attention is taken away from learning just so that a boy or a teacher doesn’t see a shoulder! I really think that schools need to stop sexualising clothes, especially what girls wear. Flesh is normal, it isn’t there to distract anyone.
As a fan of the show myself, I thought I would blog about the successful show. Throughout the years of it being aired, people have jokingly said that it has made them want to be a surgeon, however I’ve thought different. From season 1 to 12, Shonda (the writer of the show) has expressed female empowerment and inspired many. Here are some examples:
1. Izzie Stevens
2. Amelia Shepherd
3. Meredith Grey
4. Cristina Yang
However, Shonda stepped it up during season 12 when she gave (spoiler alert!) Bailey the position as chief of surgery. I think as society is growing, more and more women are becoming more powerful, understanding that they are just as intelligent, job worthy and as equal to men. I think Shonda has really come to grips with this, and emphasises this throughout the show, encouraging women to do the same. Therefore, I encourage you to not only watch greys anatomy; if you don’t already (get ready for an emotional roller coaster) but to also realise the power within yourself and to not be afraid to use it. Shonda is a genius for making greys more about a woman’s strength than relationships, she couldn’t have done it any better!
5. Miranda Bailey (sums it up!)
The goalposts for women in business are finally starting to widen but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t still a TON of work to do. The next few years are going to be huge for female empowerment. Being a women in the workforce, which has historically been driven by men, has it’s own set of difficulties, but that hasn’t stopped these 3 women from becoming masters of their own domain.
1. Nanxi Liu
This self-made woman spent the first five years of her life separated from her parents and living off the grid in rural China. Eventually Nanxy Liu was reunited with her parents in the USA and began her education and piano lessons, making herself enough money to pay her own way through UC Berkeley. By 2014 Liu had won the Young Innovators Award sponsored by Microsoft and Nokia, based on her successful medical startup company focused on enabling certain medications to survive sans refrigeration. But Nanxi Liu didn’t stop there. Her next startup called Enplug focuses on making the static digital screens at stadiums into interactive displays of live streaming social media. For this achievement, Entrepreneur Magazine placed Enplug in the list of Top 30 Startups to Watch.
2. Krystal Harrell
Krystall Harrell has been an entrepreneur in the business world for 10+ years and she shows no signs of slowing down. She is what you might refer to as a “millennial marketing specialist” with a focus on self improvement and mentoring. This native South Carolinian was a former reservist in the US Army, practices yoga and proudly states her desire to be wealthy, but only by working with integrity. At the tender age of 23, Harrell was named The Next Generation Female Entrepreneur by Fortune Magazine. Today she works for herself as an independent marketing consultant and project manager and has worked with such influential brands as; Toys for Tots, Susan G. Koman Passionately Pink, JustFab, and The Aveda Institute.
3. Liz Bohannon
Liz Forkin Bohannon is the co-founder of Sseko Designs, a small start up that sells sandals, clothing and accessories in order to provide employment and scholarship opportunities to women to women who are living in poverty around the globe. Her successful business has been able to empower women by supplying them with employment and education that they could not have had access to otherwise. Not only is her amazing startup gaining notoriety and traction, (she was recently featured on Shark Tank) but the products she sells are beautiful, well-made, and ethical.
My love for dogs is unconditional. I cannot think of a day where I have not thought about dogs. I have two of my own, they are Labradors, and they are the most dumbest but loving dogs to possibly exits.
A lot of people question what humans did to deserve dogs and I think it is because we experience some part of our life where we feel alone or unloved. Dogs have a tendency to love humans no matter what skin colour they are or their sexuality. They see us as a person, a person who they love dearly. I really think we can learn from these dogs, though they might be oblivious to many things and run into glass doors. Their unconditional love really shows us how judgemental we are to our own species.
Dogs are able to give us what a lot of humans can’t, and that is happiness. They can fulfill our hearts with overwhelming joy, like when they come and greet a random stranger. I think if all humans were as loving as dogs were, our society would be more accepting and happier. Dogs are probably the greatest animals to exist on the earth and I’m forever grateful to have two of them in my life.
This badge may not seem that great but to me it’s almost everything. During my six years at my secondary school, I’ve always loved being a part of everything. Whether it was sport, music or academia, I’ve loved and been a part of it. So, as I am coming up to my last year of school. There are certain roles to be filled such as head boy, head girl, head of house and prefect. I didn’t want to be head girl as I did not think that role was for me. However, head of house was my goal, and always has been since I joined the school.
In January, I sent in my application for the role to be head of house. I knew I had some strong competitors, most of which were my closest friends. This made it difficult to show just how much I wanted it because I didn’t want to get my hopes up. But after endless stress over whether I got it or not, I was awarded the badge as head of house at the beginning of March. I literally cried with excitement and I can honestly say it’s one of the first times I’ve been really proud of myself. Not to brag, but I’ve won various events, yet this really made me feel more confident as this was given with honour and responsibility. I cannot be more happy with achieving this, just thought I would let you all know.
Not to be cheesy, but I can now understand why people tell you to not give up on your dreams, because if you really do want something and you put in the work and effort, you will be awarded some way, it won’t go unforgottern!