A Powerful Protest: Get Involved Wherever You Are

A day without a woman

Hey ladies (and anyone who gives a fuck about equality), listen up now!

International Women’s Day is next week, March 8. If you haven’t heard, the organizers of the Women’s March have come up with another protest you can join in on. A Day Without A Woman will take place on March 8 around the world. The goal of this protest is to highlight the “human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people.”

International Women’s Day

Women, and allies alike, joining forces is like music to my ears. This upcoming protest will hopefully allow others to recognize the value that women of all backgrounds add to this earth we ALL live on! If you want to join in keep reading!

Here’s the official letter from the Women’s March website:

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

In the same spirit of love and liberation that inspired the Women’s March, we join together in making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, recognizing the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system–while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity. We recognize that trans and gender nonconforming people face heightened levels of discrimination, social oppression and political targeting. We believe in gender justice.

Anyone, anywhere, can join by making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, in one or all of the following ways:

  1. Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor
  2. Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses).
  3. Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman

A Day Without a Woman reaffirms our commitment to the Principles of Unity, which were collaboratively outlined for the Women’s March. We are inspired by recent courageous actions like the “Bodega strike” lead by Yemeni immigrant store owners in New York City and the Day Without Immigrants across the U.S. We applaud the efforts of #GrabYourWallet and others to bring public accountability to unethical corporate practices. The Women’s March stands in solidarity with the International Women’s Strike organizers, feminists of color and grassroots groups in planning global actions for equity, justice and human rights.

When millions of us stood together in January, we saw clearly that our army of love greatly outnumbers that of fear, greed and hatred. Let’s raise our voices together again, to say that women’s rights are human rights, regardless of a woman’s race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, sexual identity, gender expression, economic status, age or disability.”

If you want to learn more about A Day Without A Woman, read the FAQ here. If you’re skipping work, here’s a template letter you can send to your employer.

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