Karen Syberg

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Karen Syberg (born 1945) is a Danish author, gender researcher and feminist. In 1970, she was among those who founded the Red Stocking Movement in Denmark. She has since worked as a journalist and author of both fiction and non-fiction.[1][2]

Biography and education[edit]

Karen Syberg was born on 24 December 1945 in Odense, the daughter of Franz Adolf Syberg, an organist and composer, and Gudrun Karen Marie Rasmussen.[citation needed] In 1997, she married Poul Erik Munk Nielsen, with whom she has one child, Kristian, born 1973.[1] She grew up near Kerteminde on the island of Funen. After matriculating from high school in Nyborg, she embarked on studies as a publicity draughtsman but gave them up after a year to study Danish and history in Copenhagen. She also abandoned these, taking up literature, in which she gained an M.A. in 1975.[2]


While at university, Syberg helped to found the Danish Red Stocking Movement in 1970. She was also active in setting up the women's camp on Femø in 1971.[2]


  1. ^ a b Paulsen, Inge-Lise and Nissen, Vibeke. "Karen Syberg (1945 - )" (in Danish). Kvinfo. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Karen Syberg, 1945-" (in Danish). Danmarks Historien. Retrieved 27 May 2017.