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Making it as a woman in Norway Posted by on Mar 30, 2021

Did you celebrate kvinnedagen (Women’s Day) on March 8th? This year, many people decided to turn all of mars (March) into a kvinnemåned (Women’s Month) to highlight women’s achievements and ongoing struggle around verden (the world). For this month’s post my idea was to interview ei norsk kvinne i et mannsdominert arbeidsmiljø (a Norwegian woman…

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Are Norwegians Equal? Posted by on Mar 9, 2017

I går var det kvinnedagen (yesterday it was the Women’s Day), and kvinner (women) and menn in Norway and other countries tok til gata (”took to the street”) to feire (celebrate) and demonstrere for likestilling (demonstrate for equality). Compared to most other countries, Norge is a very egalitarian land – only Finland and Iceland are…

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Kongefamilien Posted by on Oct 16, 2012

Having taken a look at some Norwegian words for familiemedlemmer (family members), the Norwegian ”First Family” stands in line. I suppose you’ve already seen the no. 1 of kongefamilien (the Royal Family) – kongen selv (the King himself). On every Norwegian 10 or 20 Kroner coin, the profile of kong Harald is looking towards the…

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Norwegian Regions Posted by on May 30, 2012

When the current Norwegian Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg, was picking members for his regjering (government), a journalist [shoornaLIST] asked him how he went about. The PM joked that he had to hit the right balance between ”kjønnsdeler og landsdeler” (gender parts and country parts). This demonstrates how important likestilling (equality) is in Norway: Ideally, half…

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