Gender equality and discrimination in Scandinavia

Volvo changing designs for female truck drivers

2016.10.26

With an increase in female truck drivers, the designs of trucks are changing. At least in Sweden where the University of Örebro in collaboration with Volvo is working on finding new solutions that respond to ...

Sexual abusers caught by their body odor

2016.06.15

With olfactory testimony, victims of sexual abuse can report their attackers more easily. Designed as an alternative to the classic mug shot, this new weapon will help identify the culprit by the odor of ...

The best ‘GI Janes’ are trained in Norway

2016.02.15

Norway is the only country in the world with a special army unit just for women. It's called Jegertroppen and it's a first for Norwegian women who, until today, because of a 1985 law, ...

The feminist mosque challenging traditional Islam

2016.02.12

The first Danish mosque for women has been inaugurated in Copenhagen. According to its founder, Imam Sherin Khankan, the new place of worship, called Mariam, is a feminist response from Muslimc women to the ...

Swedish feminists invent a new word for masturbation

2015.06.26

Sweden may finally have found a politically correct way to define female masturbation. A feminist group, RFSU, are leading the campaign, having discovered something that few have noticed: that there are many names for ...

A film on why silent consent doesn’t count in bed

2015.05.18

In bed, the rule of silent consent doesn't apply, according to Johanne Bjørnå, a young Norwegian who was raped when she was 18, under the influence of alcohol, one Saturday evening at a friend's ...

Sexual inequality puts Danish men at disadvantage

2015.02.25

In Denmark, men are the real victims of gender disparity. Women who have been through divorce, domestic abuse, homelessness or financial problems actually receive 4.7 times more support, compared to men in a similar ...