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Welcome to the Lie of Equality

long ago, but there was a time when a certain politician and editor by the name of Carl Ploug argued against women's political stand as a candidate in this way:

’I think that woman should be, what has the Bible calls her, the man's help, but his help in private life.'

the Quotation from 1888, which I have found in professor and author Birgitte Possings excellent book ’Arguments against women’, we can laugh at today. On the other hand you will be both surprised and dejected over the figures from Statistics Denmark, which shows that there still is a large gap between men and women, even though we pride ourselves of having gender equality.

I am a 16-year-old high school student on the subject. What is most important for the achievement of gender equality, I asked him. He replied that it was to gain knowledge about how it really stands for. With the campaign Lie of Equality, we take him at his word and say welcome to the equality fact. Try to check the numbers, and think about how it looks in your everyday life. We pretend that we have gender equality, but it is the real lie.

did you Know f.ex., over half of Denmark's over 60,000 boards consist only of men? I only took it out recently, and it was frankly a bit of a ahaoplevelse. If it is so warped at the top, so go there a long time before anything happens on all other areas as f.ex. salary and maternity leave. And who can really be served by it?

days puts Extra Magazine focus on gender equality in a number of articles and interviews, and 4. april we open the doors on the town hall square for a bold fyraftensdebat for men and women about how we get real equality in Denmark. You can sign up for here.

In today's Denmark zooms fortunately not a majority, of Carl Ploug-like types around and keep women down. There are many men who support true equality, and there are many resourceful women such as myself, that can and should be with to make a difference.

to address. Here is another quote from the Possings book, this time from 2016, and pronounced by the member of parliament Joachim B. Olsen from Liberal Alliance:

’It is an inborn mechanics that makes that the women have more desire to go home with the children while the men work. It is unwise to take the biology out of it.’

Welcome to reality - welcome to the Lie of Equality.

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The 4. april keeps the Extra Leaf debate about equality, and you are invited. Book your ticket on the ekstrabladetbillet.dk.

See the key figures for gender equality in Denmark - or the lack of same:


Specifies the difference between men's and women's wages relative to men's wages from the standardberegnede hourly earnings.


Sets the couple where the woman earns more than the man, seen in relation to par in all (20-64 year olds).

1989: 21 percent

2017: 30,1 percent

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Boards: 19 percent

Members: 14.8 percent

the Indicator is only calculated in proportion to the number of directors and members of the executive board, there is a stated gender. There are persons in the statistics of members of boards of directors and top management, which are not identifiable, and it is therefore not possible to determine their gender, age, education, etc. In some cases, the sex determined by using the name.


Indicates the average number of orlovsdage fathers and mothers have taken after the birth. The indicator only deals with the children's families, where the mother and father living together and they both are entitled to maternity leave (the figure is from 2015)

Fathers: 30,8 days

Mom: 297,6 days

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