Why 2:38? The protestors didn’t just choose a random time.
Women in Iceland make roughly 18% less than their male counterparts, according to the latest European Union data. Which is good, compared to a lot of other countries — including the United States (which ranks 28th on the World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Report; Iceland is first). But still pretty unfair.
Unless, of course, their work day was 18% shorter. Which means they’d get out at 2:38 p.m. See full article here.