When Iceland’s Women Took a Day Off

Iceland is today known as one of the world’s most feminist countries. But the roots of this progressive title lies deep within ground-breaking moves that shook the country’s core time and again and pushed it to rethink the value of women in a nation. One such move was the Women’s Day Off—or Kvennafrídagurinn—of 1975, when 90 per cent of Icelandic women went on strike to make a point.

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Women take a day off on 24 October 1975. Photo: kvenrettindafelag.is

Source: amusingplanet.com

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