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Father Christmas, more like Mother Christmas: Is it womens’ job to create the magic of the holidays?

Father Christmas, more like Mother Christmas: Is it womens’ job to create the magic of the holidays?

Christmas, Covid-19, Culture, Food, LifeStyle, Women
Photo credit: Catalin Bot The burden of upholding Christmas traditions falls to women, even in 2020. At least, this is according to a SAGE report. The document outlines the insights into celebrating holidays including Halloween, Bonfire Night, and Christmas during covid-19.  Speaking about women at Christmas, the report said: “Women carry the burden of creating and maintaining family traditions and activities at Christmas.” It further stated: “Messaging should be supportive of women adapting traditions.”  There is the implication that adapting Christmas to a covid-19 world will also be the responsibility of women this year.  Are women really the driving force behind Christmas? Westminster World spoke to members of the public to see how roles are divided or shared
‘It’s crap’: Londoners speak up as pay gap widens for young women

‘It’s crap’: Londoners speak up as pay gap widens for young women

Gender, London, News
London now has the worst gender pay gap in the UK, with the disparity widening for young women, according to analysis from the Office for National Statistics. The capital had the narrowest gap in 1997 as women with full-time jobs earned 15.1 per cent less than men, but the needle barely moved two decades on as the gap is still at 14.6 percent in 2017. The trend for young women is particularly worrisome as it significantly rose from 1.1 per cent in 2011 to 5.5 per cent a mere six years later. Sam Smethers, chief executive of gender equality and women’s rights charity Fawcett Society, said: “The pay gap is widest for older women as it grows over our working lives but we are now seeing a widening of the pay gap for younger women too, which suggests we are going backwards and that is extre

The Saudi Arabia women’s vote – A look into the history of women’s suffrage

News, ReportingWeek2
Saudi Arabia was one of the last standing Arabic nations that still denied women a right to vote. That all changed on December 12th of this year. Their reigning monarch, King Abdullah had announced in the previous elections of 2011 that come 2015 women would be able to vote and apply to be candidates for elections as well. The country has come a long way with this recent development but they still do have a long way to go. Saudi Arabian women still have many restrictions such as not being allowed to drive and their ‘guardian’ who can be any male related to them, can prevent them from working, travelling, opening a bank account or getting married. This brings us to the topic of women’s suffrage throughout the ages. Woman suffrage is also known as women’s right to vote and is one th