Christy Birmingham provides us with much food for thought on this significant issue of gender equality and gender equity. There is much work left to be done! Please, read on…
Beautiful sky in the feminist country of Iceland. Photo via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain.
Iceland. A country, an island, and a feminist nation. I’ve never been there, but I would like to go one day to see the sun at midnight in summer and experience the society that empowers women. Iceland’s feminist-based ideology is one that I can wholeheartedly get behind.
Iceland and the Working Woman
The Economist recently chose Iceland as the best place for working women. The Nordic country got a better score on the index for women and work than Canada (11th place) and the United States (19th place). The UK was in 24th spot.
Let’s dig deeper into The Economist‘s findings. In Iceland, women have close to half (44 percent) of seats on listed-company boards. This is thanks to voluntary political-party quotas.
And, get this: Women achieved 48 percent of seats in Iceland’s parliament in…
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