Iceland: ‘The World’s Most Feminist Country’?
Posted on Mar 26, 2010
What does it mean to be a “female-friendly country”? According to the Guardian, banning prostitution and stripping, as Iceland has now done, makes it the clear winner in the global feminist sweepstakes. —KA
“Broadsheet” in Salon:
Just last year, Iceland outlawed prostitution, and now it’s squelching “adult entertainment” entirely. (Apparently the near-bankrupt country isn’t buying the pop wisdom that the sex industry is recession-proof.) The politician behind the bill, Kolbrún Halldórsdóttir, explained: “It is not acceptable that women or people in general are a product to be sold.”
Flickr / Joanna8555
Keeping them off the pole: Iceland has banned stripping from its shores.