Sweden is the most gender equal country in the world with, paid parental leave for all parents, a high number of women in leadership positions, progressive sex education, and equal rights for homosexuals, the Nordic prostitution model in which selling sex is legalized but purchasing it is illegal are among the hallmarks of all Scandinavian societies. However, Sweden also has a very gender-divided workplace and gender equal policies do not automatically lead to gender equal behaviors. With a comparative look to neighboring countries in Europe, this course explores how concepts of gender, body, sexuality, and race intersect in current debates about changing family structures, children’s rights, and new ethical dilemmas in a changing Scandinavia.
This course includes a course-integrated Study Tour within Sweden! Read more about Study Tours.