‘A Day Without A Woman’ Strike Set For International Women’s Day
Women’s March organizers are keeping the momentum of their historic event rolling. After hinting at “A Day Without A Woman” strike last week, the team is finally sharing one critical detail about their follow-up effort.
Just in time for International Women’s Day, women and allies are slated to take another stand for equal rights on March 8. “We ask: do businesses support our communities, or do they drain our communities?” the organizers wrote on Instagram. “Do they strive for gender equity or do they support the policies and leaders that perpetuate oppression? Do they align with a sustainable environment or do they profit off destruction and steal the futures of our children?”
In the spirit of women and their allies coming together for love and liberation, we offer A Day Without A Woman. We ask: do businesses support our communities, or do they drain our communities? Do they strive for gender equity or do they support the policies and leaders that perpetuate oppression? Do they align with a sustainable environment or do they profit off destruction and steal the futures of our children? We saw what happened when millions of us stood together in January, and now we know that our army of love greatly outnumbers the army of fear, greed and hatred. On March 8th, International Women’s Day, let’s unite again in our communities for A Day Without A Woman. Over the next few weeks we will be sharing more information on what actions on that day can look like for you. In the meantime, we are proud to support Strike4Democracy’s #F17 National Day of Action to Push Back Against Assaults on Democratic Principles. This Friday, February 17th, gather your friends, families, neighbors, and start brainstorming ideas for how you can enhance your community, stand up to this administration, integrate resistance and self-care into your daily routine, and how you will channel your efforts for good on March 8th. Remember: this is a marathon, not a sprint. #DayWithoutAWoman #WomensMarch
In the wake of Donald Trump’s ascension to the White House, the Women’s March became the largest inaugural protest in U.S. history, with at least 500,000 women joined together in solidarity in Washington, D.C. alone on Jan. 21. The demonstration poured over into major cities, including Los Angeles and New York, and even inspired protests overseas.
It’s only a matter of time before we see if the strike matches up, but until then, there’s plenty of time to prepare and more details to keep an eye out for.