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A Tale of Two Presidents

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Iceland / Ramblings

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the year 2012 in Germany and the year 2016 in Iceland. Why those two years and why the comparison you ask? Let me tell you! 2012 in Germany there was a president with boyish charm and a beautiful wife – they had just entered office in the warm summer […]

#FreeTheNipple Iceland-Edition – March 26th 2015

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Feminism / Iceland

In 2014 the film-comedy “Free the Nipple” was released giving wider publicity to the “Free the Nipple” campaign, which is aimed at ending the criminalisation of female breasts in the US-American public space, which can still get you punished for indecent exposure. In the last days the #FreeTheNipple hashtag experienced a sudden influx of interest on social media, after the feminist Icelandic school organization of the Ver­zlu­narskóli Íslands declared march 26th to be the FreeTheNipple-Day and invited […]

Warum in Island auch Studentinnen gerne Kinder kriegen

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Family / Feminism / Iceland / What I read

In einem Interview mit The European stellt der Berliner Journalist und Blogger Malte Welding sein neues Buch mit dem etwas sperrigen Titel: “Seid fruchtbar und beschwert euch! Ein Plädoyer für Kinder – trotz Allem” (KiWi Verlag) vor. Dabei macht er einige sehr treffende Aussagen zu den Abgründen deutscher Familienpolitik und deren Auswirkungen auf das Leben mit Kindern in Deutschland, von unrealistischen formalen Hürden (Steuerklasse ändern im ersten Trimester) bis zur Rolle der Frau in kirchlich-konservativer Familienpolitik. […]