Dating women in iceland
This took place on the same day as Miss Iceland quit the beauty pageant, but it seems Miss Iceland got a lot more media action.
This wasn't the first time that women left work or their homes to show unity in demanding equal pay, the first time it happened was in 1975, when 25 thousand Icelandic women gathered in the centre of Reykjavík to protest (out of around 118 thousand people living in Reykjavík at the time). Women's 'Day Off' then happened again in 1985, 2005, 2010 and in the year of 2016.
And finally, I have to mention that the Icelandic men are also equally amazing.
In all this talk about how strong and independent the Icelandic women are, the men tend to get forgotten about.
Take care of the animals, do repairs, take care of the kids, clean, cook etc - and quite often their husbands and/or sons would die at sea, so they'd be left to continue on their own.
We learn from our mothers and fathers and grandparents. I asked my mother if she attended the protests in 1975, and she said no, she was busy working.
I feel like we still live in a society where there's a huge pressure put on how we look and how we're shaped, but so many Icelandic girls are giving these beauty standards and societal 'norms' the middle finger.
Personally I think this picture shows her in her best form: No-one really criticised beauty pageants in their own right.
In Iceland people were proud of her for leaving, but it also opened up on a discussion about why beauty pageants still exist in modern society.
But Iceland wouldn't be the most equal country in the world if the men weren't also wanting equality, making it all the easier to strive towards it together. If something needs doing, they expect women to be able to do it just as well as them.
Most men I know don't think about tasks as being male tasks and/or female tasks.