Revelations about the alleged behavior of the MP Wille Rydman (NCP) for women and underage girls has sparked a heated debate about norms and morals in the Finnish political environment.
"I see a lot of public support for changing this, but at the same time I see very strong opposition to changing this culture." media and gender researcher Anu Koivunen told APN.
"So we have both MeToo and anti-MeToo."
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This week’s episode also hears how a former employee of a pension company claimed she was fired after revealing that she was married to people of the same sex.
The company launched an internal investigation but said it found no evidence of discrimination in ending the man’s probationary period.
"According to the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, discrimination is still a major concern and problem in Finland. I think only 8 percent were able to be completely open about their identity in the workplace." Expert in youth policy and advocacy Lotte Telakivi human rights organization Seta said.
Midsummer myths and magic
Midsummer is just around the corner, and APN also finds out one of the most important dates in the Finnish calendar.
"For the ancient Finns, it was a celebration dedicated to the god of heaven, Uko," Yle News’ s Finnish expert on Finnish history Eddy Hawkins told APN.
"The more alcohol you drink, the more you ate, the greater the glory of Husband to a high God. The gods want to be flattered, and if you flatter them enough, you will have a good harvest this year."
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This week’s presentation was presented by Ronan Browne and Veronica Kontopoulou. The sound engineer was Jonathan Kotila.
Source: The Nordic Page