I think it's interesting that Icelandic speaking women were identifying with Freyja as a symbol of liberation and choice back in 1898. They were giving her a role in their fight for equal suffrage with men. Hmm.
Kinnear, Mary. "The Icelandic Connection: "Freya" and the Manitoba Woman Suffrage Movement." Canadian Woman Studies: An Introductory Reader. Edited by Nuzhat Amin, Frances Beer, Kathryn McPherson, Andrea Medovarski, Angela Miles, and Goli Rezai-Rashti. "In 1898, Margret and Sigfus together began publishing Freyja ('woman'), a Icelandic-language pro-suffrage paper. Its first issue in 1898 stated that "matters pertaining to the progress and rights of all women will always be our first and foremost concern." http://www.gov.mb.ca/wd/publications/whm2004.pdf