‘A Day Without Women’ Movement Is Happening On National Women’s Day

On February 17th, a few weeks following the Women’s March On Washington, the organizers announced that there would be a “General Strike: A Day Without A Woman.”

Coinciding with International Women’s Day, “A Day Without A Woman” will be taking place on March 8th.

The movement was inspired by the January 21st Women’s March on Washington, protesting Donald Trump’s presidency. The Women’s March was a successful peaceful protest, where over 1 million women rallied across the U.S, and zero arrests were made.

The campaign is described as an act for “equality, justice and human rights.”

In the same spirit of love and liberation that inspired the Women’s March, we join together in making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, recognizing the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system–while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity.

Participants of the strike are encouraged to three things:

  • Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor
  • Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses).
  • Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman

The movement has been met with mixed reactions, with participants and skeptics taking to twitter, and other media outlets to express their feelings.

Among the crowd generated, “A Day Without A Woman” should see a tremendous amount of support from fellow protestors. Despite some of the negative reactions, the overall feedback towards the campaign has been positive, with participants from all over the US.

Organizers of the strike are encouraging all who partake in the movement to be a part of it anyway that they can.

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