Icelandic Women Respond To Casual Misogyny In Spectacular Fashion - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Icelandic Women Respond To Casual Misogyny In Spectacular Fashion

Published November 6, 2015

Gabríel Benjamin
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Iceland Airwaves brings all kinds of people to our fair shores, many of whom are not opposed to an Icelandic tryst, including some that could really use a lesson in not being douchebags.

Austrian Peter Kreyci may just be one of those kinds of people. In an interview with Vísir, he complained that the Icelandic women he found on Tinder were too fat.

“Our Icelandic friend told us yesterday that Icelandic girls were too fat because they really love their fast food,” Peter told Vísir, while eating fries. When the irony of him stuffing his face with fries while complaining about the alleged appetites of Icelandic women for fast food dawned on him, he retorted, “I’m not a girl!” He further bragged that he had found 20 matches in the past 20 hours.

Peter’s bon mots did not go unnoticed, and some Icelandic women were decidedly put off by his body policing. Feminist Linda Steinarsdóttir suggested pushing back on the closed Facebook page Beauty Tips, with the activist Hildur Lilliendahl Viggósdóttir then publicly encouraging others on Facebook to join her in “sending him pictures of ourselves slobbering over pizza, and tell him to shove those fries up his fucking patriarchy.”

Many of them obliged:

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We reached out to Peter for a comment, who has not responded at the time of this writing. Presumably he is too busy swiping left to attend to his inbox.

Correction: The article initially didn’t mention that the movement started on the Beauty Tips Facebook page.


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