1. Margolis, Diane Rothbard. "Women’s Movements around the World: Cross-Cultural Comparisons." Gender and Society, vol. 7, no. 3, 1993, p. 396.

  2. For more on Swedish marriage law reform: "Gender Equality and the Welfare state. Debates on Marriage Law Reform in Sweden at the Beginning of the 20th Century," Christina Carlsson Wetterberg, 2013.

  3. Some military and clerical positions were still excluded.

  4. Abortion was further liberalized in Sweden in 1974.

  5. For further information, see page 22 of the PDF, "Parental leave entitlements: Historical perspective (around 1870-2014)."

  6. Today, parents in Sweden can divide 480 days of paid leave between them. In the United States, The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides "certain employees" up to 12 weeks (480 hours) of unpaid leave per year.

  7. For instance, a series of court cases involving flight attendants in the 1960s, and a variety of more recent cases.

  8. Lindholm, Marika. "Swedish Feminism, 1835-1945: A Conservative Revolution." Journal of Historical Sociology, vol. 4, 1991, pp. 138-9.

  9. Herman, Sondra R. "Sex-Roles and Sexual Attitudes in Sweden: The New Phase." The Massachusetts Review, vol. 13, no. 1/2, 1972, p. 46.

  10. de los Reyes, Paulina. "When feminism became gender equality and anti-racism turned into diversity management." Challenging the myth of gender equality in Sweden. Bristol: Policy Press, 2016, pp. 27-28.

  11. Herman 50

  12. Lindholm 139

  13. Bradley, David. "Perspectives on Sexual Equality in Sweden." The Modern Law Review, vol. 53, no. 3, 1990, p. 300.