Hagaskóli won this year’s Skrekkur talent competition with their feminist entry. The spoken-word/dance performance ‘Elsku Stelpur’ (“Dear Girls”) focused on society’s stranglehold over teenage girls’ lives and behaviour, and the sexism and double standards they face on a daily basis. Check out the subtitled video below.
Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson delivered a few impassioned words at the ceremony, saying: “Tonight, the revolution continues,” reports RÚV.
Skrekkur is an annual talent show for teenagers where each primary school sends in one entry.
Liking, Tweeting, And Sharing For Women’s Rights: The Role Of Social Media In Feminism
From the outside looking in, Iceland may appear to be a rocky little utopia of feminist ideals (and elves). It has been ranked again and again as one of the best places to live as a woman, as it has the smallest gender gap in terms of salary, education, healthcare, and political representation.
Iceland’s Feminists Fuck Gender Norms With #FreeTheNipple
Iceland’s feminists are rallying against cyber bullying and fighting for topfreedom by baring their breasts on Twitter and other social media under the hashtag #FreeTheNipple. The movement kicked off last night after an Icelandic girl bared her breasts on Twitter in a bid to promote gender equality only to be graphically bullied by an Icelandic boy.
Icelanders Celebrate The 100-year Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage
Icelandic suffragettes reaped the fruits of their labour on June 19, 1915, one hundred years ago, when women over the age of 40 were given the right to vote (followed by all adult women five years later). Celebrating this momentous anniversary, the Reykjavík City Council’s Forsætisnefnd (“Presidential Committee”) has been promoting a hundred events this year that celebrate women’s achievements.
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