News Tagged with “Feminism”

The Reykjavik Slut Walk in 2017 where thousands of people marched for victims of sexual abuse.

"It was the voices of women that collapsed the government"

15 Sep The Icelandic government collapsed because women spoke out, reads a statement by the Icelandic Women's Rights Association. "Society no longer has patience towards a system that protects offenders and doesn't care about victims."

Icelandic women photographed in warm natural pools in Iceland.

Icelandic women speak about about body image

10 Aug Lifestyle website Refinery 29 published an article recently on how Icelandic women feel about their bodies and the bodies of other women.

Thousands attended the 2017 Reykjavik Slut Walk.

Reykjavik Slut Walk draws great crowds on Saturday

30 Jul The Reykjavik Slut Walk took place in Reykjavik yesterday afternoon. Thousands rallied to support the cause: to put an end to sexual violence, shame the perpetrators and not the victims and to press for changes in the judicial system with regards to sexual crimes.

Women "have to be better at smiling, being calm, being careful, being more attractive, being grateful, being natural, keeping their man, asking for help" are among the things written on the bus.

Feminist bus wins best bus design contest in Reykjavik

4 Jul A contest was organised by the Strætó bus company where anyone could send in a design for a bus. The winner was Lena Margrét Aradóttir who made a feminist statement.

This guy won't take no for an answer and insists on sending a dick pick.

Icelandic Instagram account confronts "dick pic" guys

16 Feb Guys sending women unsolicited "dickpics" is as much of a problem in Iceland as it is elsewhere and now a man and a woman have set up an Instagram page called "Fávitar" (Idiots) to call them out.

A message from Icelandic girls

14 Feb The sensational winning act of Skrekkur 2015, a Reykjavik school talent contest, has been released once again in a brand new stunning video with the same thought provoking message.

Laugardalslaug geothermal swimming pool in Reykjavik.

Topless guests welcome in Reykjavik swimming pools

16 Jan Following news of a woman being shown out of a pool in the small town of Akranes in Iceland, the directors of the City of Reykjavik sports and recreation department have confirmed that guests of the city's swimming pool are welcome whether they wear a top or not as part of their swimwear ensemble.

Jaðarsbakkalaug swimming pool in  Akranes, South West Iceland.

Topless woman shown out of Iceland pool: Whatever happened to free the nipple?

16 Jan A student at the University of Iceland was told to leave the pool in the small town of Akranes on Saturday for swimming without a bikini top. Apparently the town of Akranes isn't quite with it on the Free the Nipple revolution that took place in Iceland two years ago.

Volcanoes, skyr and the Panama Papers: a 2016 Iceland retrospective

1 Jan As the new year begins, Iceland Monitor takes a look back over 2016 and some of its most popular news stories for each month. Which is your favourite?

View on Iceland: John Grant, Equality and Elves

10 Dec 2016 Once you’ve finished browsing Iceland Monitor’s wide selection of news, events and features, you might like to have a look at some other Iceland-related material from around the world that we shall be collecting for you weekly.

View on Iceland: Blue Lagoon, Feminism and Viking Strength

26 Nov 2016 Once you finished browsing Iceland Monitor’s wide selection of news, events and features, you might like to have a look at some other Iceland-related material from around the world that we shall be collecting for you weekly.

View on Iceland: Women Politicians, Music and Mass Tourism

12 Nov 2016 Once you finished browsing Iceland Monitor’s wide selection of news, events and features, you might like to have a look at some other Iceland-related material from around the world that we shall be collecting for you weekly.

President Vigdís Finnbogadóttir and Ronald Reagan take a stroll at the presidential residence Bessastaðir in Iceland in 1986, prior to the Reykjavik Summit were Reagan met with Mikhail Gorbachev.

History: The world's first democratically elected female president

8 Nov 2016 Today, for no particular reason, we look back on history when Icelanders elected the world's first democratically elected female president.

From last month's protest.

Icelandic gender pay protest inspires women in France

3 Nov 2016 French feminist group Les Glorieuses is organising a walk-out of French women from the workplace next Monday, inspired by a gender-pay protest by Icelandic women last month.

Iceland now has fourth most female parliament in the world

1 Nov 2016 Saturday’s elections in Iceland saw a total of thirty women MPs returned to the Iceland parliament (‘Alþingi’) – the highest proportion in the history of the institution.

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