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I know I'm pretty biased since I am one myself, but the rest of the world seems to be taking notice of this too.
This wasn't the first time that women left work or their homes to show unity in demanding equal pay, the first time it happened was in 1975, when 25 thousand Icelandic women gathered in the centre of Reykjavík to protest (out of around 118 thousand people living in Reykjavík at the time). Women's 'Day Off' then happened again in 1985, 2005, 2010 and in the year of 2016.
Personally I think this picture shows her in her best form: No-one really criticised beauty pageants in their own right.
In Iceland people were proud of her for leaving, but it also opened up on a discussion about why beauty pageants still exist in modern society.
A while ago I was being interviewed by a girl from Kenya who wanted to know more about Icelandic women and what they are like - and why exactly they are so strong and independent.
What is it in the Icelandic society that allows for such equality to grow and thrive?
I hope I can shed some light on it, at least I'm going to try.2016 threw a few Icelandic women into the international spotlight, for all sorts of different reasons.