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Mass Protests Erupt In Iceland


Business  (tags: Iceland, women, protest, United States, South Korea, Pakistan )

Sheryl
- 948 days ago - theatlantic.com
The protest put a complex issue into the simple terms of hours and minutes. The lesson across cultures the United States they would have left work at 2:12 PM instead of Iceland 2:38 PM. In South Korea, it would be 12:36 PM and In Pakistan, 10:50 AM.



   

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Donna T (0)
Thursday November 10, 2016, 7:33 am
thank you
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday November 10, 2016, 7:38 am
Good for them. Shared to spread awareness, Dandelion.
 

JL A (281)
Thursday November 10, 2016, 8:21 am
I love this tradition and how employers and society accepts it as OK. Thanks Dandelion
 

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Thursday November 10, 2016, 9:59 am
Noted, Thanks
 

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Thursday November 10, 2016, 11:19 am
Noted, Thank you
 

Sue L (73)
Thursday November 10, 2016, 2:08 pm
This is very interesting reading. I love learning about different countries and cultures and how they stack up against the US. Progress toward equality in pay is being made, just extremely slowly.
 

Birgit W (160)
Thursday November 10, 2016, 2:23 pm
Thanks for sharing Dandelion.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday November 10, 2016, 2:26 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, Dandelion.
Good for the women of Iceland! Women of America---take note and follow suit.
 

Janet B (0)
Thursday November 10, 2016, 7:22 pm
Thanks
 

. (0)
Friday November 11, 2016, 2:48 am
Noted.
 

Colleen L (3)
Friday November 11, 2016, 2:21 pm
Agree with Lois. Thanks Dandelion
 

Lenore K (0)
Friday November 11, 2016, 2:36 pm
ok
 

Paul Christensen (1)
Friday November 11, 2016, 3:05 pm
mmmmm I can just imagine the HOWL of protest should something like that happen here......I have pictures of accountants working overtime calculating the loss to GDP and possible ways to recoup these losses from consumers and workers alike.....the bus loads of lawyers heading to the nearest seats of power to get laws changed so such outrageous behaviour can be deemed treasonous or some such thing .....HA!!!! way to go Iceland lead the way some will follow
 

Janet B (0)
Friday November 11, 2016, 4:04 pm
Thanks
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Saturday November 12, 2016, 12:33 am
Please keep the protests non violent.
 

Judy C (91)
Saturday November 12, 2016, 1:53 am
I like this walkout as well as the men's response when they get a taste of what women's responsibilities often entail. However, even after 41 years of doing this, pay equity for women does not exist. The causes are complex, and it doesn't look like it's going to change anytime soon, unfortunately. This is kind of surprising, considering how progressive Iceland is on so many issues. Thanks Dandelion.
 

Arild Warud (174)
Saturday November 12, 2016, 3:36 am
Equal pay for equal work should be the norm we all strive for,kudos to the Icelandic women.
 

─╣ucia A (16)
Saturday November 12, 2016, 1:59 pm
Thank you. Noted and shared.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday November 12, 2016, 5:35 pm
Gender inequality is worldwide Judy, some Countries have it worse than others but it exists everywhere.
 

Animae C (509)
Saturday November 12, 2016, 7:07 pm
It sure is a global problem, definitely more protesting is needed!!
 

Janet B (0)
Saturday November 12, 2016, 7:30 pm
Thanks
 
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