chapter  12
The Professionalisation of Feminist Researchers: The Nordic Case: Harriet Silius
ByHARRIET SILIUS
Pages 15

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the women’s movement was strong in the Nordic countries (Bergman 2002). Many activists were university teachers/ researchers or civil servants holding an academic degree. In Finland the movement had in the very early days a strong emphasis on equality between women and men. In contrast, the Danish and Swedish movements were more radical, focusing on emancipation. The movement professionalised mainly in two directions in the Nordic region: academia and what was to be called the equality or the equal opportunities sector. The development within the Finnish equality sector, for example, was described in the project Employment and Women’s Studies (EWSI) (Tuori and Silius 2002).2