‘A Day Without A Woman’ And What It Means 2 736

On International Women’s Day, March 8th, women of all identities and our allies will band together for equity, justice, and the human rights of all women and gender oppressed people through a one-day demonstration of solidarity.

On this day, across the globe, we recognize the tremendous importance that women of all of backgrounds have in our society. By standing in solidarity we recognize that trans women, black women, LGBTQ+ women, and gender nonconforming people face a greater levels of oppression and discrimination.

About The Movement

The plans for this movement predate Trump’s win, and the plans for it actually began to come together last October. The movement was inspired by the mass protests in Poland (where women protested and pushed back the abortion ban) and Argentina (where thousands of women protested against gender violence). The organizers from Poland then reached out to activists in countries such as, South Korea, Russia, Argentina, Ireland, Israel and Italy. They then devised the March 8th event “International Women’s Strike.” The organizers of the Women’s March took to social media announcing plans for a Day Without A Women without a set date. At that point the organizers behind the International Women’s Strike decided to join forces thus creating the international Day Without A Woman.

How To Join In On The Movement

You can personally join in on making March 8th A Day Without A Woman by doing one or all of the following things:

 

  1. Women take the day off, from paid or unpaid labor.

  2. Avoid shopping for one day unless it is a small, women and minority owned business.

  3. Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman.

 

The organizers of this movement understand that there are many women unable to partake in this strike due to single motherhood, lack of job security, or whatever it is that prohibits you in participating. Therefore they are urging those women and even ones that are participating to stand in solidarity with the movement by wearing red. The organizers are also asking men to lend their support for the strike by taking over the typical housework given to by women and given women paid days off.

There is so much you can do if you wish to partake in this movement and if you wish to find out more visit the official “A Day Without A Woman” website

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Celeste Martinez is an 18 year old afro-latina writer currently living in Southern California with her mother, sister, and 5 cats. When she isn't writing about societal issues can she usually be found listening to Led Zeppelin and picking flowers.

2 Comments

  1. Interesting article esp since the term
    women and the term black women are mentioned in same sentence which does not make them a dichotomy yet shows that women of color always exist within two places and are always shifting inorder to just be seen as women. Yet their color makes another shift.

    Thank you for ways to participate and the questions the writen piece invoked.

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