Finland-Swedish Minna Canth (who paved the way for Finland being first in the world with full suffrage) would have been horrified by today's extremely dumb - or just deliberate - appeasement of the Human Rights violating islamic sharia worm.
Quotes by Minna Canth (1844-1897):
Freedom, equality, love - will they ever be true in this worm stung world.
Women's area of work in the future will be vast and important.
Long live all intelligent men - the dumb ones (i.e. against women's rights) may succumb.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Finland-Swedish Peter Klevius proudly (again) presents and honors the Finland-Swedish Minna Canth who paved the way for Finland becoming the world's first country to give women full voting/electing rights.
Every girl in the world should be educated about today being Minna Canth's Day - and why/how Finland became the first country* in the world with full suffrage for women. And why the Finnish language doesn't sex segregate.
* No dude, it wasn't New Zeeland (not full rights for all women), Wyoming (a state, not a country), Australia (not full rights) or anything else - it was Finland!
However, instead Klevius fears girls are fed with even more religious sexism and misogyny at school.
Minna Canth, born Ulrika Wilhelmina Johnsson, 19 March 1844 – 12 May 1897) was a Finland-Swedish (i.e. mother tongue Swedish) author and social activist*.
* Minna Canth was neither a "leftist" nor a feminist. The word 'feminist' wasn't even invented in modern meaning before just some years before her death - and meant quite the opposite to what Minna Canth stood for.
She began to write when she became a widow. Her work addresses issues of women's rights, particularly in the context of a prevailing sex segregated culture she considered antithetical to permitting expression and realization of women's aspirations. She therefore became a controversial figure, due to the asynchrony between her ideas and those of her time, and in part due to her strong advocacy for her point of view.
Minna Canth is the first woman to receive her own flag day in Finland, starting on 19 March 2007. It is also the day of social equality in Finland.
Religion was Minna Canth's main enemy. In 1885 a bishop argued that God's order required that women were not emancipated*. The writer Gustaf af Geijerstam then argued that men could only aspire to one day having the purity of women because they were fundamentally different and this was the reason for prostitution and other immorality. Canth objected strongly to this argument as it meant that men could defend their poor morals by reference to their implicit shortcomings, whereas any women involved in prostitution would lack the same defence.
* However, always remember young Otto Weininger's words in 1903: 'The main obstacle to women's emancipation is the Woman.' Indeed, there would be no islam without women suppressing other girls/women under sharia sex segregation/apartheid, hence robbing them from their basic Human Rights equality.
In Minna Canth's play The Worker's Wife from 1885, the main character Johanna is married to Risto, an alcoholic who wastes all his wife's money. Johanna cannot prevent him – her money is legally his, not hers. The play's premiere of course caused a scandal, but the fact that only a few months later, parliament enacted a new law about separation of property, shows that these thoughts were already high on the political agenda in Finland - at a time when Freud was just about to start his misogynist psychoanalysis fantasies as a reaction to Mill's work about women which enraged the simple minded but elegantly writing and talking Sigmund (see Peter Klevius' Psychosocial Freud Timeline to get a better grip on this line of thoughts).
The play Anna Liisa from 1895 describes a probably authentic tragedy about a fifteen-year-old girl who gets pregnant without being married – she manages to hide her pregnancy, and when the child is born, she suffocates it in a fit of panic. Her boyfriend Mikko's mother helps her – she buries the baby in the woods, but a few years later, when Anna Liisa wants to marry her fiancé Johannes, she is blackmailed by Mikko and his mother. They threaten her to reveal her dark secret if she does not agree to marry Mikko, but Anna Liisa refuses. In the end, she decides to confess and is taken to prison.
Minna Canth was followed by an other female giant, Europe's foremost modernist poet of her time, the Finland-Swedish Edith Södergran, about whom Klevius has written lengthy and deep probing posts (now sadly collapsed with the collapse of Geocities).
So why has the tiny Finland-Swedish community produced more per capita progressive thoughts than anywhere else in the world? Well, Klevius has in different ways already for a long time explained the reasons for this. Briefly it's abou Finland-Swedes being a remnant from the fault line between Uralic and Indoeuropean - and spiced with some northern (Sami, Siberian etc.) brain power left-over genes from the IQ explosion in Altai some 50,000bp (compare Vikings, Goths, etc. "phenomenon" of big brute lads - mostly average dumb but some with exceptional brains. And then jumping to modern times the "translation movement" that the Finland-Swedes started after being cut off from Sweden 1809 resulted in not only educating the illiterate Finns but even (many, not all) changing their names to Finnish ones.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Klevius on Minna Canth's Day: Paving the way for women's rights against religionMinna Canth was a Finland-Swede just like Klevius
The bedrock of "monotheist" religions is sex apartheid - and worst of them is islam
Did you know that the word 'God' comes from the Finnish word for home ('koti') which is far older than any of the Mideastern "monotheisms"?The ancient Persian (which is extremely young compared to Uralic) word for god 'khoda' connects to the even more ancient Finnish 'koti' and Finno-Ugric/Uralic 'kota' (=home/house/seed vessel - see Klevius definition of religion and the Vagina gate), Saami 'goahti'. German Gott (god) and Swedish gott (good) as well as Gotland (pronounced Gottland), the island in the Baltic sea that constituted a (the?) main Viking* hub in their slave trade with Jews and muslims. This very same Gotland belonged before the Viking age to Kvenland under the half mythic (but less so than the entirely mythic Mohammed) Finnish King Fornjotr.
* see also The oldest textual use of the word 'Viking'
Linguistic sex apartheid
As Klevius has pointed out for decades, in Finnish (as in most other languages) there is no sex segregation. A person is 'hän' regardless of sex, not the stupid he/she apartheid Europe has inherited from sexist Mideastern "monotheisms".
Is this why Finland became the most progressive country in Europe more than a century ago? And do note that full (i.e. also electable etc) voting rights for women in Finland was the result of non-socialists. Partly social-democratic Sweden had to wait 14 years to achieve the same.
The bilingual Minna Canth street sign in Helsinki reflects not only 600 years as part of Sweden but, according to Klevius, perhaps even more so the time before, namely as Kvenland (Queenland) the home of the Goths and the Vikings.
Minna Canth, born Ulrika Wilhelmina Johnsson, 19 March 1844, Tampere/Finland - 12 May 1897, Kuopio/Finland) was a Finnish-Swedish writer (i.e. mother tongue Swedish*) and social activist who wrote her most important works against religion and the treatment of women in Finnish. She inspired the proposal 1997 in the Finnish Parliament (actually same year as she died).
* in Finland both Swedish and Finnish are official languages since long ago (also see Kvenland/Kvinnoland/Queenland)
Drawing (1979) and photo (2012) by Peter Klevius.