Johanna Sigurðardottir is Iceland\’s first female and the world\’s first openly lesbian head of state.
Err, no. She\’s the Prime Minister, not the head of state.
The head of state is the President, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson.
As to the larger point:
There is also public support: the ban on commercial sexual activity is not only supported by feminists but also much of the population. A 2007 poll found that 82% of women and 57% of men support the criminalisation of paying for sex – either in brothels or lapdance clubs – and fewer than 10% of Icelanders were opposed.
I will admit to finding it odd that someone with somewhat unconventional sexual tastes, tastes which have been legally and or socially banned in many places and times, supports the use of the tyranny of the majority in banning certain unconventional sexual tastes.
Or is this just evidence of my masculinity, this demand for logical consistency? That freedom from societal imposition of sexual mores should mean just that, freedom from societal imposition of sexual mores? That if consensual buggery, consensual sodomy, consensual tipping the velvet, consensual polyamory, consensual fornication, are all matters of personal taste and no matter for the law then why isn\’t consensual commercialisation?