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#picturethis: Women with children are neither “single” nor “unwed” in Iceland

#picturethis: Women with children are neither “single” nor “unwed” in Iceland, the most feminist country in the world (@theatlantic)

Annie Ling spent two months photographing these mothers in the Nordic country, documenting their daily lives and struggles. “A lack of social stigma and a relaxed attitude towards marriage and sexual morality makes raising a family as a single parent in Iceland more feasible,” Ling said. Living in a small community means relatives are often close by and can pitch in on childcare. That doesn’t mean, of course, that independent motherhood is easy. “Despite being recognized as an egalitarian society and the most feminist country in the world, there are still challenges,” Ling said. Iceland has one of the highest gender pay gaps in Europe, which means that female-lead households earn considerably less than those lead by men.Source: Iceland Single Mothers – The Atlantic