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Thursday, February 23, 2006

"Freyja": a pro-suffrage journal published in 1898

I think it's interesting that Icelandic speaking women were identifying with Freyja as a symbol of liberation and choice back in 1898. They were giving her a role in their fight for equal suffrage with men. Hmm.

Kinnear, Mary. "The Icelandic Connection: "Freya" and the Manitoba Woman Suffrage Movement." Canadian Woman Studies: An Introductory Reader. Edited by Nuzhat Amin, Frances Beer, Kathryn McPherson, Andrea Medovarski, Angela Miles, and Goli Rezai-Rashti. "In 1898, Margret and Sigfus together began publishing Freyja ('woman'), a Icelandic-language pro-suffrage paper. Its first issue in 1898 stated that "matters pertaining to the progress and rights of all women will always be our first and foremost concern."

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