Björt Ólafsdóttir, MP for the Bright Future party participated in the “Free The Nipple” initiative recently. Ms Ólafsdóttir posted a photograph of her own nipple on Twitter with the comment “This is to feed children. Shove it up your patriarchy. #FreeTheNipple.”
“The “Free The Nipple” event will be held in several junior colleges across Reykjavik. In addition, the Feminist Association of the University of Iceland has encouraged female students to show up to classes without their bras.
“A student at the Commercial College of Iceland unwittingly started the Free the Nipple craze in Iceland by posting a photograph of herself on Twitter where one could see her breasts. She removed it from Twitter after having received negative comments from two boys and after being told that posting the picture could possibly harm her chances of pursuing student exchange in Costa Rica.
“The word quickly spread on social media and now several junior colleges in Iceland have declared March 26th a “Free the Nipple Day.” In addition, the Feminist Association of the University of Iceland has encouraged female students to show up in their respective colleges with no bras.
Interestingly enough, Ólafsdóttir exclusively revealed to Newslo that she too was surprised by how many women decided to take part in the nipple frenzy. It was then that she got the idea of seeking the help of, perhaps, one of the most attractive female politicians in the world today.
“I had no idea the campaign would cause so much attention. But, since it did, and I’m in politics myself, I thought the next logical step would be to spread word of Iceland feminists’ efforts. So, I thought it would be a good idea to think globally and sent an invitation to Sarah Palin, in the hopes that she would support our cause,” Ólafsdóttir said.
She added: “I know for a fact that men around the world have gotten into politics because of her, and, speaking as a woman, I can definitely see why men and women around the world think she’s attractive. She was the obvious choice.”
When Newslo contacted Palin to hear her thoughts on the matter, she seemed to be in a hurry, and quickly responded: “I don’t know, I’ll think about it. But you better ask Todd, ‘they’ belong to him anyway.”