Today history is written in Sweden. After 145 years of male prime ministers, the pairlament has finally approve our first FEMALE prime minister! This is an important symbolic path for Swedish women from centuries of discrimination and patriarchy, to a more equal and just nation.
For centuries the woman have been the very foundation of our western society. They are carrying, giving birth to and raising the children of our nation into full grown citizens. The woman have for almost two hundred years been the pillar carrying the welfare state, which has made Sweden what it is today and whom we are all very proud of. Most of the nurses, hospital employed, teachers in school and our kindergartens are women. 100 years ago, a great Swedish prime minister broke the chains of discrimination and patriarchy that have crippled the woman for eternity, by introducing their right to vote. But 100 years later, the woman is still not free. She has come far for sure, but that is not enough. The woman still has a lower income for the same work, as a man. She is still suffering sexual objectification and destructive norms and 99 percent of all rapes are men raping women.
Magdalena Andersson, from the Social Democratic party is our first female prime minister and because of that, I am very proud to be a Swede today. She has a lot of work to do. I did not vote for her party and will not vote for her party next year either, but still, I wish her the best luck and I have no doubt that her political decisions will be an act of good will, what she think is best for the people. Both in those matters we disagree and do not disagree. There are few political parties I believe would have any bad intention with our country.
May Magdalena Andersson and her party grow and heal the wounds of our devided country and may the force be with you all. Even if quit my job today, I will still be happy over this historical moment tomorrow when I celebrate my 26th birthday.