'A Day Without a Woman': How You Can Show Solidarity


On International Women's Day Wednesday, March 8, a celebration in Lancaster will offer a day to learn about social, economic, political and cultural issues.

The American restaurant industry would certainly be in trouble if women stopped showing up to work, which is what may happen on Wednesday, March 8 - International Women's Day. For these women, who are predominantly women of color, their economic security is made more tenuous due to a number of factors, such as lack of worker protections, low wages and lack of workplace-leave policies. Labor MP Anne Aly agreed, asking why more women weren't already in these top jobs. There's only one way to find out. Well, they can still support the effort by not buying anything, which will at least help send a statement with their wallets, if not through their physical absence.

It was 1902 when women were given the right to vote and also the right to be elected to parliament.

The Women's March organizers detailed a plan of action for A Day Without a Woman, noting among other things that strikers should avoid shopping for the day - with the exception of supporting woman- and minority-owned small businesses. A Day Without Women is a nationwide strike, organized by the group behind the Women's March on Washington that took place in January.

And, as a gesture of solidarity, to wear red.

Publishers like Bustle, a website focused on news and topics for millennial women, and its sister site, Romper, have taken those recommendations to heart. That's because the strike itself is meant to be a "demonstration of economic solidarity", created to show the very real impact that the absence of women workers can have. Your voice and your platform have power. However, you'd be surprised to know that studies have revealed them to be emotionally far more stronger than men.

Striking can take many forms - get creative. I hope you will stand in support of me, and any of my women colleagues who choose to participate, in observance of this day.

In 1945, a Charter of the United Nations signed the first global agreement for the equal rights between women and men. "This is about a US foreign policy that has devastating impact and health consequences for women and girls globally", Sippel told the Cut.

This year, women across the country are organizing protests and strikes.



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