The ‘Free the Nipple’ campaign in Iceland

I’ve read that the ‘Free the Nipple’ campaign has got some traction in Iceland, with some of the country’s women taking to Twitter to highlight the issue.

This follows a student being bullied online for organising a ‘Free the Nipple’ support day in her college, prompting a reaction from many of the country’s women.

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Björt Ólafsdóttir

One member of the Icelandic parliament, Björt Ólafsdóttir, even took to the social media outlet to be part of the campaign, being photographed with one of her own breasts bared.

Isn’t it time women were given top free equality? Equally, isn’t it time that students and others weren’t being bullied and harassed for whatever they choose to believe and stand up for, be it top free equality or anything else?

I adopt the view that, in the main, social media is a menace of the inane and pointless most of the time, but occasionally it has a viral power to react with a power of equal force, ultimately shaming those who seek to shame in the first instance. Whether two wrongs make a right, though….an argument for another day.

Ella

 

2 thoughts on “The ‘Free the Nipple’ campaign in Iceland

  1. It feels a bit odd not the nipples are free already in Iceland. It is the most gender equality country in the world.
    But then I understand why people stared at me and my daughters when we went swimming without a bra there last summer.
    One might add that most bathing outdoors on Iceland takes place in pools heated by hot springs. The sea is very cold even in summer

  2. Thank you for your comment, Ruth. I’d forgotten about hot springs, heated up by volcanic activity, I believe, and that gives me an idea for another post! 🙂 I’m off to research it. Thanks again.

    Ella

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