TIL In 1975, the women of Iceland went on strike

Like completely

As in not paid work, house work, child-rearing, or anything else expected of women at the time. Most schools closed. Bank execs ended up working teller positions. Flights got cancelled because flight attendants didn't show up

The country basically shut down for a day

@cypnk this is why divide & conquer is of vital importance to capitalism/patriarchy/slavery/imperialism

@uuim @cypnk descision makers in the USA would simply fly in east European models to break the strike ;)

@cypnk "As a result, sausages, a popular meal, sold out in many stores that day."


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