Helga Hernes: The State Feminist


Skjelsbæk, Inger (2018) Helga Hernes: The State Feminist. Oslo: PRIO/H. Aschehoug & Co..

The book in your hand offers a personal look at one of the core personalities of the feminist movement in Norway in the 1970s and 1980S: Helga Hernes. This is a story about a voyage to New York, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, equal rights politics and how to harness the power of change.

Since Helga Hernes arrived in Norway in 1970, she became the mother of State Feminism. She has always challenged and broken down barriers. What is more, she has done this discreetly, and in style.

This book was originally published in Norwegian by H. Aschehoug & Co. in 2013, as part of the series Stemmer [Voices] released on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of female voting rights in Norway. PRIO thanks H. Aschehoug & Co. and the author Inger Skjelsbæk for generously allowing the translation and re-publication of this text.

More information about the original Norwegian version is available here.

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