Organisers of the ‘Women’s March’ have decided that there is more to be done on the issue of gender equality.
Tackling the issue head on (or something), organizers have set a day for a strike dubbed “A Day Without A Woman” for March 8, which is International Women’s Day.
“In the spirit of women and their allies coming together for love and liberation, we offer ‘A Day Without A Woman,'” the organizers said in an Instagram post.
“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,” the post says. “On March 8th, International Women’s Day, let’s unite again in our communities for A Day Without A Woman.”
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
Some people weighed in with their opinions on the @womensmarch tweet
@womensmarch I work at a hospital. Borderline abuse to abandon position. Plus I disagree and think this movement is stupiiddd.
— JennLynn (@JennLReadnour) February 14, 2017
— kat calvin (@KatCalvinLA) February 15, 2017
@womensmarch Nice idea in theory, but it smacks of privilege. So many women could lose their jobs if they take the day off.
— Denise Rhiner (@denise7306) February 14, 2017
@womensmarch What a celebration of pure privilege. I am feminist scientist-I take off that day, I lose months of work and fail.
— Jennifer Fruend (@JenFruend) February 14, 2017
@womensmarch A day without feminists sounds pretty awesome to the rest of us.
— Victoria Marie (@Victorious1397) February 16, 2017
@womensmarch so now we are to follow a Sharia law advocate to strike and declare ourselves victims once again? No thanks, Linda Sarsour.
— Replaceable Me (@DiannePonders) February 15, 2017
@womensmarch Yes! Does that mean they’ll stay off the golf courses and not slow the game down? Golf day!!!
— ih8every1 (@ashkkr) February 16, 2017
@womensmarch ahh, a day of quiet.
— The Republic First. (@flyingtorch) February 16, 2017
@womensmarch So you’re all gonna take a day off from work? While men work, you’ll be asking for equal pay while not working as much?
— Rogér (Digital) (@rogerrocka7) February 16, 2017
@womensmarch sweet! No nagging day! I support this march.
— $tan $itwell (@DjTimmills) February 16, 2017
@womensmarch so March 8 dont go to strip clubs, got it.
— thortokesalot (@thortokesalot) February 15, 2017
— Don Gregorio (@thegregsoto) February 15, 2017
Organizers of the Women’s March have also planned the “10 Actions for the First 100 Days Campaign.”
Only two actions seem to be available so far, but they promise there will be more.