There’s now a women-only island in Finland

Kristina Roth’s vision is a wellness-obsessed (and quite privileged) feminist’s utopia

A woman has created a health-focussed oasis off the coast of Finland where men are not allowed.

SuperShe Island was recently bought by former consultant Kristina Roth who thought up the idea after taking several restorative vacations in California and another at Ranch Malibu.

Speaking to the New York Post, she said that one thing that bothered her during the idyllic trip was the effect that a man’s presence had on the atmosphere of the retreat. “When there was a cute guy, women would put on lipstick. The idea is, hey, focus on yourself – don’t try to get your hormones up,” she explained. Even though we’re sure lesbians could also appreciate a man-free zone.

“I love men!” Roth added, in a bid to ward off the inevitable criticism that she is a man hater. In fact, Roth decided on Finland after falling in love with a local man. “His parents own an island on the archipelago, and he kept telling me, the island next door is for sale. I said I’m not interested”

She wasn’t immediately keen on buying an island – not because she doesn’t have that sort of cash, but because she’d just “bought a beautiful piece of land in Turks and Caicos”. However, once she saw the island she was sold.

Roth is no stranger to women-only retreats, the entrepreneur started SuperShe, a networking community after being bored of “the same type of people at the same mundane events”. 

Other retreats to Hawaii and beyond promise to bring together dynamic women “with the goal of becoming better versions of ourselves- the event sets out to make that happen. Days at a SuperShe event are filled with sun, surf, clean eating, and fitness.”

Before we all pack our bags immediately, obviously wealthy Roth will only be inviting guests from her current network of carefully selected women. When the public is allowed to enter they’ll have to apply and be vetted in a manner similar to Soho House, which means probably very few will make the cut.

So we’ll have to wait to soak up the rays and ride the fourth wave out to its natural conclusion – that’s a surfing reference and a reference to feminism. These are the types of jokes Roth is missing out on with her tight door policy.