Tuesday, October 18, 2005

On October 24 1975, 90% of Iceland's women refused to work, cook or look after children

In this inspiring story, Annadis Rudolfsdottir writes:

I, like many women of my generation, became a feminist that day at the ripe old age of 11 - despite being left at home alone with my nine-year-old sister, furious at being forbidden from attending the rally. It was a spur to action and many feel that the solidarity women showed that day paved the way for the election five years later of Vigdis Finnbogadottir, the world's first democratically elected female president.

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