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News, 3/19/2013

Female opinion leader up in the sky 

Norwegian, one of the biggest airlines in the Nordic countries, flyes with a picture of a Finnish writer Minna Canth on a Boeing 737-800 –airplane. The airplane on Norwegian´s routes in the Nordic countries and Europe.

Minna Canthin patsas TampereellaMinna Canth statue © Tampereen kaupunki 2006/Tampereen nykytaiteen museo

Minna Canth has been one of the most notabel female opinion leaders in Finnish literature and society. She is the first woman to receive her own flag day in Finland on 19 March. It is also the day of equality in Finland.

Canth began to write while managing her family draper's shop and living as a widow raising seven children. Her work addresses issues of women's rights, particularly in the context of a prevailing culture she considered antithetical to permitting expression and realization of women's aspirations.

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