Sunday, August 20, 2017

Fact of the Day: Viking Feminism

For their time, women in the Viking-age Scandinavian countries typically had far greater liberties than almost any of their counterparts in the world. While they still lived in a male-dominated society, they could have a say in who they would marry, petition for a divorce (with extra rights), and own property. 

14 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew that, too bad it took the rest of the world so long to catch up.

Christine said...

Good to know!

Kati said...

Good for them!

-Kati
Almost Stylish

Sandra Cox said...

Gotta love those Vikings!

Sandra Cox said...

PS Have a wonderful vacay!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, they were in a much better position, comparatively speaking, than their other European female counterparts at that time.

Martha said...

That is pretty cool!

RO said...

That's interesting. When we hear talk of history, it's rare to hear that it's okay for women to actually initiate a divorce. Hugs...

Jenn said...

Cool! We attended the Viking Days events yesterday at the Danish Canadian Museum.
Do you watch the tv show Vikings? I really like it!

stephen Hayes said...

I was surprised when I learned this.

Cloudia said...

And could be warriors too

JACKIESUE said...

they were a force until their own selves..

JACKIESUE said...

unto their ownselves...crap I can't think..

Fundy Blue said...

The Vikings are a fascinating people.