On Oct. 24, 1975, 90% of Icelandic women went on strike, refusing to do any work at their homes or their jobs.
It was the largest demonstration in the nation’s history and shut down the entire country. Airports were closed, schools were closed, and hospitals couldn’t function.
The strike had an immediate and lasting impact.
The following year, Iceland’s Parliament (now half women) passed a law guaranteeing women equal pay and paid maternity leave. Four years later, Iceland elected the world’s first female President. And today, Iceland has the highest gender equality in the world.
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This Canada-Iceland co-production was a really well done movie version. this Hollywood slicktastic eye candy version was a horrifying story and character mess.
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My Grandfather and his cousin took a boat – not this one – across the German Uboat blockade of the United Kingdom during the second European war. They got out of turn owing to illness and on a run that … Continue reading