Danish women are the least feminist in the world and prefer wolf whistles and compliments to #MeToo – The Sun

DANISH women are the least feminist in the world, preferring a wolf whistle over the #MeToo movement.

Just one in six Danes consider themselves to be a feminist, a global poll has revealed.

The study of more than 25,000 in 23 countries also showed a third of women in the Scandinavian nation believe wolf-whistling at women is acceptable.

According to the project, conducted by the YouGov-Cambridge Globalism Project in partnership with The Guardian, only two in five Danes supported the #MeToo movement.

The results show a drastic contrast to Denmark's neighbour Sweden, where 46 per cent of its citizens identified as feminists.

Accountant and Danish citizen Helene Frost Hansen, 37, told The Guardian: "It’s a difficult question. What is a modern feminist? I don’t want to be equal in all senses."

You can grab a woman, but so long as you did it because it was ‘fun’, then culturally we tend to think it’s not that bad

But Helene also said she did not find all forms of wolf-whistling to be unacceptable.

She explained: "I don’t mind it so long as it’s done in a nice way. I see it as a compliment, actually.

"A lot of Danish women say that they would like men to to be more like in southern Europe and tell you how nice you look."

The revelations come three years after the country's equality minister and member of the party Venstre, Karen Ellemann, said she did not identify as a feminist.

Rikke Andreassen, professor of communication studies at Roskilde University, told the Guardian that the reason Danes tolerate low-level sexual harassment is because they think it's meant well.

She said: "We have had a culture where what you say isn’t racist or sexist if you don’t intend it to be,” she explains. “You can grab a woman, but so long as you did it because it was ‘fun’, then culturally we tend to think it’s not that bad."

The annual YouGov study, which was analysed by journalists at The Guardian, aimed to look at populist attitudes in the realm of politics , democracy, food, travel and technology.

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