Happy you day, ladies!
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Women’s Day. How is the date marked in Sweden, a country generally recognized for its feminism and gender equality?
DN.se has this general history of Women’s Day and this Q&A with some Swedish female public figures (SvD.se, for their part, speak to EU parlementarian Eva-Britt Svensson). Some are saying that Sweden is no longer a model of fighting for women’s rights and recognition, however – you can read some of those criticisms here from Sverige Radio. (All links Google translated.)
In Lund, a few activities are taking place: there is the documentary Pink Saris at Mejeriet, the Law Students’ Association is having a combined semlordagen and Women’s Day event, Smålands’ feminist Ronja Cafe is having a special celebration – this last link is timed to follow the large city-wide event at Stortorget, which will begin at 5:30PM (all Facebook events).
Wishing all Women and those who love them a great day!