Icelandic women gained the parliamentary vote in 1915, but the right was, however, marred by the fact that only women over 40 years of age got the vote. Nowhere else in the world was womens’ suffrage restricted in this particular way. Certain circumstances in Iceland contributed to this unique decision, and we shall take a closer look at them here. (In 1920 the franchise limits on women were lifted in accordance with the agreement in 1918 between Denmark and Iceland when the latter became a sovereign state).
Women should not be excluded on the basis of their gender but be entitled to test themselves against the criteria required for combat ("MP Fights to Let Women in Close Combat”)....
History of Womens Fashion - 1920 to 1929 | Glamourdaze
Women pilots were rare. In 1940 after much lobbying, Pauline Gower, aviator, writer and MP’s daughter, was put in charge of a female section of the ATA. Soon all available women pilots were recruited and the ATA looked further afield, which is where Joy came in.