We are often bombarded with fear-mongering and shocking headlines that make us feel that the world is falling apart.

However, while it’s important to report on problems and issues, I believe there is so much good in this world that it needs to be found and promoted just as widely.

Because of that, I started The Happy Broadcast. It's an anti-venom to the vitriolic rhetoric that pervades our media. Also, this year, I’ve illustrated even more happy news than in 2018.

We need more positive news to acknowledge that the world is actually getting better little by little.

More info: Instagram

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Rose the Cook
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8 months ago

Child marriage should not be tolerated anywhere.

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When I'm working on The Happy Broadcast, I try to pick news that has an international appeal and touches themes like animal rights, climate change and science. News that shows how much we’re progressing on many fronts despite being often bombarded with few-mongering headlines.

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Ania O
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8 months ago

This should have way more upvotes!

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Marc
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8 months ago

Yet big parts of the Rainforest are burning these days...

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I think there are many reasons why negative news is dominating the media. It's like a sudden disaster a, it's more compelling than, for example, little improvements. Bad things can happen quickly, but good things aren’t built in a day, and as they unfold, they're out of sync with the news cycle.

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Nea
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8 months ago

This must make many people happy due to one act. Lovely initiative.

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Raine Soo
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8 months ago

I had read about this in the news earlier this year. Good job, mate!

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Marc
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8 months ago

Thank you Norway!

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As humans, we have this thing called “negative bias” that make us respond quicker to bad or dangerous situations. Nowadays, this bias is getting in the way of our happiness and well-being, and even our productivity because most of the narrative surrounding us (print, online or mobile) is that the “world is ending".

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Foxxy
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8 months ago

Wow, that is a huge rise. Fantastic efforts.

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Marc
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8 months ago

It is getting more and more common in some countries and supermarkets. Loose fruits and vegetables and also non-perfect ones. It's a good trend!

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Foxxy
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More funding is needed for stem cell research. They have already discovered some incredible ways stem cells can help with paralysis and other movement disorders etc. Imagine what else they can discover.

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I think we should find a balance between negative and positive news. From politics to climate change and economy, negative and bad news surrounds us everywhere we go. A potential solution could be to limit the amount of bad news, basically slow down our personal news cycle, adding some positive news to our “news diet” to make sure that our outlook on the world is more optimistic. Also, it's very important to invest time to deal with misinformation and the reliability of news sources.

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Magpie
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8 months ago

Ducks will also be providing some fertilizer. Win Win

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Marc
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8 months ago

That is amazing! The Netherlands are an amazing example when it comes to society and community. We all can learn from them!

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Lucas
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8 months ago

Every country needs to do that - and stop whaling.

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Nea
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8 months ago

Steps like these show the power of the State in achieving large scale sustainable results if there is a will.

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Sonja
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8 months ago

Oh...thats sooo sweet, that should be everywhere..

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Marc
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8 months ago

That is especially important in the fight against so called puppy mills.

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Iggy
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8 months ago

Or buzz stops, as they should now be known.

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Marc
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8 months ago

It's sad that in 2019 equal pay has to be enforced. It should be just normal... should.

John L
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8 months ago

What's really sad is that ERA still hasn't passed. A lot of people don't even realize it.

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L McN
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8 months ago

SOOOO not against this! But....shouldn't it be equal pay for equal skill? (meaning, no race, gender, age, or any discrimination at all!) If you have more skill in the task, you get paid more, if you have less you get paid less. Plain and simple (yet I know it is more difficult to prove wrong-doing that way too)

Nia Loves Art
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8 months ago

People don’t get paid based on skill they get payed based on position, which in theory correlates with skill.

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Chynna Burton
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8 months ago

Are you kidding, Australia has had am equal pay legislation since 1969

Andrew P Jump
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8 months ago

Ahem, US enacted the Equal Pay Act of 1963.

Kimberly Cline
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8 months ago

We might have enacted that but it is still not really enforced. Men make higher wages than women all over the place.

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Russell Johns
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8 months ago

I call bull shit on this one, there are lots of countries that have done that, including my own

Matthieu Fankhauser
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7 months ago

Unless you're an athlete or an actor, you will have the same salary as another gender or you can pretty much ready up for a lawsuit. "Pay gaps" are still existent because women tend to care for their children far more than men are, meaning there will be a loss of salary/raise/promotion. Iceland simply tries to even-out both sides and that's something no country has ever done. Is it necessary ? That's up to them to tell us in a few years.

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Shart
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8 months ago

Even when your taking the same exact job..if she takes off personal time for x,y,z...why should she get the same pay as the man that shows up and does the job...if anything men should get the same amount of personal time off as women

Michał Jastrzębski
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7 months ago

exactly. Especially that maternity leaves make her co-workers work more to cover for her, quite often. Alternativelly, employer has to put money into getting a new person on-board.

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Louise Stange-Wahl
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8 months ago

ABOUT TIME! I was a middle-manager computer department boss at a major company (back in the 80s) and I found out that the male peeps made almost 30% more than me. I questioned it and they said "Well they have families!" I went to HR about it and they didn't do anything. When I went in and reported it to the government office, it was changed! I was the first brave woman who did that...what is WRONG is WRONG!

Martin Markovic
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8 months ago

What does this mean? ain't people suposed to be payed equaly regarding their skill and effort, not gender?

Vanities
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8 months ago

Yes. And they do in the US. Don't let the leftists fool you with bad data.

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Jeff Requier
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8 months ago

I know women who work the same jobs as men and make more than the men. In different fields too

Kathy Baylis
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And you can probably count the number of them on one hand. As compared to the countless number of men in the same situation. ****Re: Stefan Petrov’s ludicrous suggestion below, that companies wanting to save money should hire women because they work for less. Quit talking out your sphincter; you’re not as clever as you think you are. That scenario already exists; only they’re called sweatshops and they’re illegal. They employ impoverished women and children in third world countries, and primarily female immigrants supplied by human traffickers in the developed world—-including the US and European countries—-steal their passports and money, keep them from contacting their families, work them til they drop, deny them medical attention when needed, then abandon them, send them back where they came from worse off than when they left, or in extreme cases kill them off before the fresh batch arrive. Next time, think a little deeper before you present your ideas.

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Pamela24
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8 months ago

I'm not sure what Iceland has done differently (I'm happy to learn just not have the time right now, feel free to educate me) but I'm fairly certain that many countries have had this law for ages (as my own country - the Czech Republic). The issue is more about enforcing this law. No matter what - it's definitely a step in a good direction.

Liam Walsh
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8 months ago

Yes, UK has had the law for decades. Enforcement is the problem.

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Foxxy
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8 months ago

Australia has had the legislation equal pay for equal work since 1969 and Anti-discrimination laws based on sex was introduced in 1984.

Magpie
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8 months ago

Sadly the loopholes : Women just don't get promoted to the highest positions. 2 "Womens' " work gets renamed. example, nurses are still nearly all women. the men in nursing tend to be in the highest paid jobs.

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MacLean Alex
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7 months ago

This artical obviously referencing the 'Wage Gap'. People would do well to actually look at the studies and dig a little bit, the 70 cents for every dollar stat is based on studies on the gross life time earning by gender, they are NOT a study of Sally makes $14 and Tim makes $20 an hour. The difference is primarily do to time off for child rearing and a quirk that females tend towards careers that make less (not my opinion, just the numbers) more female Nurses and teachers for example. Whether those careers should make less could be a debate for sure. This idea is even debunked by some feminist organisations because its misleading. I am sure wage gaps are a thing in some places but people have tried and we can't currently prove that beyond the anecdotal stage as there to many variables, my opinion is one could likely argue and prove that age has a larger factor than gender, much less skill and competence.

Christina Ciccarelli
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8 months ago

what hogwash, equal pay has been a thing in the us for ages, equal pay for EQUAL WORK - but because women don't do the high paying dangerous jobs that men do, it looks like inequality.

EvilBakaCat
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8 months ago

and yet women and men are payed the same for the same job in every single modern country I've lived in. Virtue signaling gets you no where

Hugo Raible
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8 months ago

...which is just an empty promise. In most countries, men and women earn more or less the same if all circumstances except for gender are the same; however, it's mostly personal choices which result in an overall difference. Oh, and the US has the equal pay act since the 1960s.

John Sarsfield
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8 months ago

Now just end the awful whale hunts!

Christina Uhlir
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7 months ago

Human beings do not respect nature and ALL life it supports, therefore do not respect each other. "Do not fancy that you will lower yourselves by sympathy with the lower creatures; you CANNOT sympathize RIGHTLY with the higher, unless you do with those." - John Ruskin, English essayist, critic, and reformer (1819 - 19000

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Mark Ramsay
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8 months ago

It is not equal pay, it is equal earnings... Basic economics and understanding of how we humans work shows a difference in earnings. Equal pay is legal in most western counties regardless, and if not it is used because common sense makes it. I wish the "gender pay gap" myth will die for the western counties. Onlu true in parts of Africa, middle east, parts of Asia etc.

spatula
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8 months ago

It is not a myth. It still exists. Obvious references are sports and media, but those are just ones in the public eye.

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Kimlan Lau
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8 months ago

Some of my own peers have a problem with the term 'equal rights' for men and women. Is there anyone that understands this or shares that view? I honestly don't get it.

Jim Fath
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7 months ago

Men have more opportunities for work more and this means longer hours away from home and family, more stress, higher rates of heart attacks, suicide, depression, and a sharp decline in life expectancy for the gender as a whole. Women would like in on that as it means a bump in pay. All anyone talks about is the money and not what comes with it.

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Reimu Daze
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7 months ago

This is not necessarily a good thing, at least in the U.S., studies already debunked the wage gap myth and found that it was more based on performance, life choices, choice of carrier and assertiveness. Some jobs women even disproportionally made more than men. The wage gap myth said "same exact job" but it turns out that was not true at all, not everyone who works at McDonalds has the same "job" too. Though if things are different for Iceland then that's a whole other story.

James Connolly
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7 months ago

Not true. America made this the law in 1965. Oh! You mean equal payment for different hours in different job? You could have just said that to avoid being a pseudo-journalist hack spreading slander against the male sex that's purely intended to inflame hatred.

Richard Jones
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7 months ago

They should also enforce equal productivity requirements. it is frustrating to see laws demanding someone is paid the same as another, while not having the capability of the physical demands of a physically intensive position to equal productivity or product output, while hypocritically receiving legal compensation protection.

Randy Butternubs
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7 months ago

Legal pay is already enforced and a las in the united states. You can sue companies if they are openly paying men more then women or vice versa. There is not “equal pay” because it does not account for the fact that less women have jobs, less hours worked, or jobs/positions. It is simply a statistic, no company has different salary for women $ men, nor does the military

Gage Collier
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7 months ago

The equal pay act of 1963 in the united states has existed for over 40 years. This is a L I E .

Gage Collier
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7 months ago

The united states literally has had a law about this for over 40 years. The equal pay act of 1963.

William Thorp
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7 months ago

I'm all for equality but to force it? That gets the government into your business and we don't want that.

Christina Uhlir
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7 months ago

William, if people behaved in a responsible, ethical manner, there would be no need for laws and regulations.

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Alise Belcher
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8 months ago

And how is the US NOT this country??

John Anderson
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8 months ago

It is

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Kim
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7 months ago

I think people should get paid equal to the amount of work they do

Donovan Strader
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7 months ago

Well recent studies have shown that one of the biggest reasons men in America are being paid more then women is because men are naturally more bold and confident, so they will ask for raises more frequently then women. There is a gap but if women gained some more confidence the they might get paid the same. And some women do which is awesome. But it's just fact that if you are good at your job and you are confident enough to ask for more raises, then you will get paid more then someone who is just as skilled but lacks confidence. If you take gender out it is still about skill and confidence, not man or woman.

Byron Steele
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7 months ago

Not true. Australia introduced it in 1964.

Byron Steele
Community Member
7 months ago

No true. Australia introduced it in 1964. Other countries have too.

Yan Pagh
Community Member
7 months ago

Several other countries already had that law I believe. No one should be paid less for same work being done is already a thing just saying. That will definitly cause a furore on the fashion market where men are paid at least eight times less than women models. Just saying.

Placenta Salad
Community Member
7 months ago

Western feminists like to complain about the "wage gap" but never when it benefits them, such as when Google was discovered to be paying its female engineers a higher wage than their male co-workers of equal responsibility. Ironically, it was a lawsuit by female employees claiming Google was discriminating against female employees that made Google reveal its data to show that they were actually paying women more than men. Anyway, many countries, such as America, have already been paying women the same wages as men, despite how in most cases, they do much less work and take more time off. In the many jobs I had before settling with my current career, it was always my female co-workers relying on men to do the "hard" work so why should they be entitled to raises? Promotions? Work harder, ladies, and you'll find yourself being recognized and rewarded more often. As for Iceland and its law, it's one of the countries that is really late to enforce equal pay.

Joe
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7 months ago

1. The US has several equal pay laws 2. According to studies by the (private feminist organization) American Association of University Women and the (government agency) Bureau of Labor Statistics show that men and women make pretty much the same after controlling for things like job choice, experience, education, etc... It's just not common knowledge because sensationalist media like this website keep propagating misinformation and suckers buy into it without exercising a healthy level of skepticism I know most people won't read these but in case you want to, you can find the numbers in the conclusion sections: https://www.aauw.org/files/2013/02/graduating-to-a-pay-gap-the-earnings-of-women-and-men-one-year-after-college-graduation.pdf https://www.shrm.org/hr-today/public-policy/hr-public-policy-issues/Documents/Gender%20Wage%20Gap%20Final%20Report.pdf

Joe
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7 months ago

1. The US has several of these laws 2. According to studies by the (private feminist organization) American Association of University Women and the (government agency) Bureau of Labor Statistics show that men and women make pretty much the same after controlling for things like job choice, experience, education, etc... It's just not common knowledge because sensationalist media like this website keep propagating misinformation and suckers buy into it without exercising a healthy level of skepticism I know most people won't read these but in case you want to, you can find the numbers in the conclusion sections: https://www.aauw.org/files/2013/02/graduating-to-a-pay-gap-the-earnings-of-women-and-men-one-year-after-college-graduation.pdf https://www.shrm.org/hr-today/public-policy/hr-public-policy-issues/Documents/Gender%20Wage%20Gap%20Final%20Report.pdf

Phil Sylvester
Community Member
7 months ago

In Australia, the principle of "equal pay for equal work" was introduced in 1969. Anti-discrimination on the basis of sex was legislated in 1984. (from Wiki)

Daniel Cristián
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7 months ago

This actually makes it seem like other countries willfully pay women less, which is a lie.

Lasse Norén
Community Member
7 months ago

The Equal Pay Act - which wakes in illegal to pay men and women different wages for doing the same job - was introduced in 1963 in the USA. Sorry Iceland, you are a bit late to the party.

Gergely Hivessy
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7 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjWBXbGVyQU

Andres Almodovar
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7 months ago

America did it in 1962

Shart
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8 months ago

But how do you say both jobs are equal..take an actor.. should milly bobby brown be paid the same as tom cruise..both do the same job

Joshua Gemmell
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8 months ago

So dumb. Maybe it's different there but in the US the pay gap is a myth.

Mooncut
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8 months ago

Gender equality!!?

Vanities
Community Member
8 months ago

Umm. This has been the law in the states for 50 years. Welcome to the modern age.

Willem Groenewald
Community Member
8 months ago

Where I work, women who apply for jobs set their salary expectations way lower than the average men, but as we believe in equal pay these women also get a nice surprise when their offers way exceed their expectations. I assume they ask for less as they get paid less elsewhere, but I also wonder if there are other factors why men ask for more money.

Kathy Baylis
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8 months ago

I can give you a big factor in it, and one I have personal experience with. Men are encouraged to be aggressive in business, while women aren’t; we’re supposed to be gentle and motherly (yeah, it’s archaic and it sucks, but it still happens). The men are considered mavericks, but the women are called bitches—-for the same behavior. If a man pushes for more pay when applying for a job, he’ll probably get hired at the rate he asks for. A woman doing the same will probably not even be offered the job in the first place.

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Jon S.
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8 months ago

What have they done differently to all the other countries where this is illegal?

Kathy Baylis
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8 months ago (edited)

Mandated transparency. I believe all companies there have to assign specific salaries and requirements for each position, then report employee earnings—-and I mean backing it up with payroll records, so no opportunity to falsify them—-to their government’s labor department (however it’s named or designated). They probably get randomly audited up the wazoo too, so honesty ends up being considered the best policy.

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Jaime Quirk- Palecek
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7 months ago

This is something I can celebrate 🎉 should be world wide

Peter Bear
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7 months ago

Sadly, this one isn't a win for Iceland so much as it's a fail for the entire rest of the world. Equal work = Equal pay. It's literally that simple. No excuses.

Jo Choto
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7 months ago

One of the many reasons Iceland is one of my favorite places on earth.

Chris Chen
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7 months ago

I beg to differ. China has already done it in the 90s. Both the Constitution (1982)(Article 48) and the law of Labor (1994)(Article 56) have legally enforced equal pay for women and men.

Renée Guercia
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7 months ago

Well this is wonderful and about time, now lets get the rest of the world on board!

Heidi Roslund
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7 months ago

Agree Marc.

Vialniash Piktaz
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7 months ago

if it's really equal it's ok :)

tazkwondo
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7 months ago

The FlipSide: All tennis tournaments in Iceland will need to require women to play best of 5 sets. Biggest hypocrisy in this arena.

Nickki Rubin
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7 months ago

About time

Brigitte Recchione
Community Member
7 months ago

Should be everywhere like this

Julie Unruh
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7 months ago

What is even better they have a holiday where you just give books and chocolate, of course.!

Jean Kealey
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7 months ago

It should be Krona not dollars :-)

Dintwe Mootseng
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7 months ago

I think we should find a balance between negative and positive news. From politics to climate change and economy, negative and bad news surrounds us everywhere we go. A potential solution could be to limit the amount of bad news, basically slow down our personal news cycle, adding some positive news to our “news diet” to make sure that our outlook on the world is more optimistic. Also, it's very important to invest time to deal with misinformation and the reliability of news sources.

Julia Merkel
Community Member
7 months ago

I wonder if this will ever change in my lifetime?

Gareth Tyler
Community Member
7 months ago

This is complete sh*t. I love this article but this point is moot. Many countries have a law that make it illegal to pay women and men differently. It's been the law in the UK since the 80's.

Linda DeBaker Mucha Thomas
Community Member
7 months ago

Should be the norm everywhere!

Johan Lorentzen
Community Member
7 months ago

Wonderfull

Marg Smith
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7 months ago

Yes single parents can n ow better support their family

Renee Braunsdorf
Community Member
7 months ago

What a great country!

Phil Sylvester
Community Member
7 months ago

In Australia, the principle of "equal pay for equal work" was introduced in 1969. Anti-discrimination on the basis of sex was legislated in 1984. (source: wiki)

Matthieu Fankhauser
Community Member
7 months ago

In other words, daddies are going to tend to their children/babies just like mommies are. If you think it's about inequality of salary you are wrong and missing the point of the whole "pay gap" issue.

Vivien Counsell Mitchell
Community Member
7 months ago

41% of parliamentarians in Iceland are women, and 65% of university students too.

Dee Backiel
Community Member
7 months ago

WOW!!!

Maciej Krupiński
Community Member
7 months ago

In 30 years' time, we will look at this and think: "Man, the world was so retarded back in 2019".

Tim Stott
Community Member
7 months ago

Is this also the case with professions where the revenue generated governs the pay...eg professional sports?

Yvonne Gate
Community Member
7 months ago

!Bravo Islandia!

Deborah Brudnak
Community Member
8 months ago

And us?

Felicity Haynes
Community Member
8 months ago

I thought they already had done this in Sweden!! But perhaps it was just Stockholm!

Sava Jevtić
Community Member
8 months ago

Vel gert, Ísland!

Diane Bolter-Hassien
Community Member
8 months ago

Well, where I work, you get paid by rank and and more depending wheter you have a college degree, Masters or PHd

Irene Fluit
Community Member
8 months ago

Go Iceland!!

Krisztián Kerényi
Community Member
8 months ago

It's legaally enforced almost Everywhere. It is a crime to discriminate by gender in most western countrys. This goal has been already achieved. I mean think about it, if companies can really get away with paying less to women, than why don't every company just use women instead of all the men? Cause they can not and do not pay less for the same work to woman.

Felicity
Community Member
7 months ago

It's not legally enforced. There is legislation but it's not enforced. In Iceland it is, companies are required to submit data on employer wages to external auditors and those who are not found to be paying their staff equally risk a fine. Elsewhere the onus is not on the employer, it's on the employee who a) doesn't have access to information on staff wages and b) probably doesn't want to risk their job by accusing their employer of pay discrimination.

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Otilia Penczak
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8 months ago

This is worldwide news...Great. News

Mark Kelly
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8 months ago

How do they know when it should be equal?

Merilyn Horton
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8 months ago

About time, has to start somewhere.

Dianne Lowe
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8 months ago

For those of you that think that American women "already have equality".

Vanities
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8 months ago

Yes, they do have equality.

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Michelle Muirhead
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8 months ago

And happiness index is more important than GPD!

Martin Markovic
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8 months ago

What does this even mean o.O

Fruzsina Sinka
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8 months ago

This requires transparency and it has no culture in most of the EU countries.

Kayli Boring
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8 months ago

yas

Elizabeth Gardner
Community Member
7 months ago

YES! again sanity prevails. A woman does a job she gets the same as a man doing the job What on earth is the difference this never made sense to me that they should have two sets of pay. Why? a job is a job does not matter who does it pay is the same regardless.

Nancy A Clark
Community Member
7 months ago

Go Iceland!

Nancy Kosola
Community Member
7 months ago

God bless Iceland for doing the right thing.👍🏼👏🏼👏🏼🙏🏼💕

Patrick De Montbrun
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7 months ago

Should always have been this way....

Una Fester
Community Member
7 months ago

Let’s see more countries do this!

Denise Ward
Community Member
7 months ago

In a totally male construct - ie; having to "go to work". Women don't like to leave their families everyday like men do. Men designed the construct because it suits them, because they get away from the noise of family.

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
7 months ago

THANK YOU! Thank you so much, to ALL OF YOU GUYS who have decided to MANSPLAIN THAT NO GENDER PAY GAP really exists. Ooooh, you are soooo smart. (Sorry, I have to puke)

Susan Henry
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7 months ago

Well done icelandxsx

Julie Lynch
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7 months ago

Woo hoo one for the women at last, well done Iceland

Olga Rodriguez
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7 months ago

💪🏼

Felicity
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7 months ago

Everyone claiming that their country has had this in place for ages and is way ahead of Iceland is dead set wrong. Pretty much every country has legislation that says it's illegal to discriminate on gender when it comes to pay but it doesn't mean jack given it's up to the employee to identify the discrepancy and take it to court. Given salaries are usually kept confidential and most people would not be willing to risk their jobs like this the legislation is pretty much worthless. What Iceland has done is legally enforce it, it means companies with more than 25 staff are required to obtain equal pay certification from accredited auditors and can be fined if they don't meet the requirements.

Stefan Reinhardt
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8 months ago

I've been to Iceland, and in my limited experience it almost appeared as though your average Icelandic woman could kick your average Icelandic man's ass down the street, so there's that.

Carrie Hilliard
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8 months ago

This is awesome!

Sigrid van Horn
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8 months ago

Honestly positive news headlines from around the world..

Carolyn Bovingdon
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8 months ago

It is disgusting in this day and age that there is still a marked difference between pay scales for men and women. If they do the same job, they should be paid the same.

Lynne Stankard
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8 months ago

At Last!!!!! Only taken Y E A R S, but one country has made the stand - hurray! xx

JJM
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8 months ago

Well, I can't adequately express how 'effing overdue this is in EVERY country in the WORLD!

Sarawyn
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8 months ago

Wow. Unbelievable!

Laura Baldwin
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8 months ago

Finally, equality at last. No reason why other countries can do this.

General Zod
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8 months ago

Sexist feminist bigot.

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Lou Lou Woodbury
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8 months ago

When every BODY is recognized as equal we may find world peace.

Steve Cruz
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8 months ago

Now HOW HARD WAS THAT? Iceland also jailed its crooked bankers, liquidated crooked banks, the nation took a financial hit for four years and is now healthier than ever -- and bankers realize there are consequences... in Iceland. In the U.S.? Not so much.

nala simba
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8 months ago

Really? That is progress! And, its only 2019.

Judy Ackerman
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8 months ago

Should be this way all over the world!

Vlad Nicer
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8 months ago

Source? This is just plain wrong.

Community Member
8 months ago

Equal in what way? Hard to quantify as no two humans are the same...

Yancy Naughton
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8 months ago

yeah that will entice companies to hire more women . . . NOT!

European other
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8 months ago (edited)

Although sadly they are actively whaling

Tara
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8 months ago

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Go Iceland!

Full Name
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8 months ago

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Tons of countries have this law, Iceland is just the first to administer government agencies to make sure large companies are following through. I have mixed feelings about this for a variety of reasons. One, how do you quantify someone's "value" in what they do? Some people are just better than others at the same job. Now you have to worry that you pay your star employee a bit more if they are male. Also, the gender pay gap (in study after study after study) is amazingly small. That only makes sense since if women were cheaper to hire, then why the fuck would a greedy-ass corporation hire any men? They value money over gender. Anyhoo, it'll be interesting to see how this plays out.

Liam Walsh
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8 months ago

Equal opportunities employer here. If you need three people to do the same basic job the person specs and job description will be the same and the salary grade/scale the employees will be on is the same. Each role is allocated a grade and is nothing to do with the person. Performance would be discussed in annual appraisals and any lesser performers would be expected to up their game. The 'star' performer just gets kudos or maybe an extra increment on the pay scale if they are really worth it. The grading of the job can only be altered if the job description and person specification needs to change to reflect an increase in responsibilities that have been identified. All of it is very rigidly laid out and no-one gets pay rises based on a whim or because of who you know. You go up the payscale within the grade you are on. Once you reach the top of that scale you either accept that you won't get annual incremental pay rises anymore or you look for another job.

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Sonja
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8 months ago

Oooh.love this...why it is not everywhere...

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Pamela24
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8 months ago

I love this picture! So cute!

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Full Name
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8 months ago

This is a great contrast to all the negativity we hear about women's value in India.

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Raine Soo
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8 months ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you! The bees thank you, and I thank you.

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Magpie
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8 months ago

I have always hated circuses. Even when I was so young I did not have the words to explain why I was crying. So good to see this!!!

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8 months ago

I'll believe it when I see it. There have been stories of oil eating bacteria, and all sorts of magical things that eat the bad stuff. I hope to see it, but until then....

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8 months ago

This is fantastic. Sooooo many people end up in jail or dead because we fail them as a society.

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8 months ago

Did they find a match?

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Iggy
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8 months ago

95% is very impressive.

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European other
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8 months ago

Yes but they are in danger of climate change now like many species

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Rose the Cook
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8 months ago

They should not have been there in the first place.

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Marc
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8 months ago

Palm oil is in so many products. I try to avoid them but it is not always easy. Palm tree farms did destroy a lot of animal habits and nature environments.

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