The strike was designed by the same organizers as the
Women’s March, a worldwide criticism in Jan that
had millions of participants around the world.
For women who can’t skip work, the organizers contend they can wear
red in oneness and equivocate selling (except at women or
minority-owned businesses). Organizers are also
planning walkouts, rallies and marches in cities
around the US.
Several businesses and schools have announced that they will
close in expectation of the strike.
all 18 open schools in Alexandria,
Virginia; Chapel Hill-Carrboro City
Schools in North Carolina; and the
Maple Street preschool in Brooklyn have pronounced they will
shutter. The New School in New York City says it will offer
coherence for students and teachers if they wish to
Over 300 Alexandria Public School staff members have asked
for the day off, according to the district website. Approximately 12,300
students will stay home in North Carolina, and the day will be
discretionary for teachers,
according to The New York Times.
“It is my integrity that we will not have enough
staff to safely run the school district,” Chapel
Hill-Carrboro City Schools’ interim superintendent, Jim
Causby, pronounced in
A number of businesses have also pronounced they will close
or show support in other ways, including Violette
Bakery and Belly Wine
Bar in Boston, Pizzeria
Paradiso in DC, and Brick
House Art Gallery and Tres
Hermanas Mexican Restaurant in
Organizers are enlivening men to help with domestic
responsibilities and to convene alongside women for several issues,
including equal compensate and paid parental leave.
The idea is to mount up for gender equality, and to show how
profitable women are to American society, the organizers write. The first
International Women’s Day (IWD) took place in February
1909, when 15,000 women
marched in New York City and demanded higher pay,
shorter hours, and voting rights.
A incomparable strike for IWD, in which over 50 countries are
approaching to participate, will occur in and with the Day
Without a Woman strike.
“When millions of us stood together in January, we saw
clearly that the army of adore severely outnumbers that of fear,
fervour and hatred,” the Women’s Mar organizers say. “Let’s lift our
voices together again, to contend that women’s rights are human
rights, regardless of a woman’s race, ethnicity, religion,
immigration status, passionate identity, gender expression, economic
status, age or disability.”