Should men vote for Sweden's feminists?
Maddy Savage · 9 Sep 2014, 12:00
Published: 09 Sep 2014 12:00 GMT+02:00
YES says Matti White, 30, who is from Scunthorpe in northern England and lives in Gothenburg.
"I came to Sweden as an exchange student seven years ago and never left. Although Sweden already seems to promote gender equality much better than back home in Britain, I am voting for the Feminist party because I think it needs to be an even higher priority. I joined the party back in 2010, even though at that time I hadn't lived here long enough to vote in the election.
I believe the Feminist Initiative has the best chance of making sure that women stop being paid less than men. It is also unfair that women do so much more unpaid work in the home. We need to introduce quotas on company boards to speed up the pace of change and to make sure that more women secure top ministerial posts.
By voting for the Feminist party, I think that we can also help change male stereotypes. At the moment society still largely dictates that men should be strong, that we should be in heterosexual relationships and that we should be the main breadwinners.
I hope we can get to a point where bosses don't think about whether to employ a man or a woman, because in the future they will both be just as likely to take time off to look after their children.
So through empowering more women, men can also help themselves!"
NO says Stockholmer Pieter-Jan van Eggermont, 39, who is originally from Antwerp in Belgium.