Fellow Women, Here’s The Official Day We’re Striking For Our Rights

Flickr / Mobilus in Mobili
Flickr / Mobilus in Mobili

After the resounding success of the post-inauguration Women’s March on Washington, the march’s organizers are on to their next project: The Day Without a Woman strike.

The organizers are calling on all women to support their rights by resisting. In an Instagram post, they wrote, “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?”

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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

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The Women’s General Strike will be held on March 8, a date significant for being International Women’s Day. The idea is to send a message to industries around the country: women matter, even to you.

The organizers ended their post with an inspirational message to the women who plan to participate. “Remember: this is a marathon, not a sprint.” TC mark

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