The Women's March organizers have planned a general strike on International Women's Day, March 8, which is also being called "A Day Without a Woman." The strike calls for women to take the day off paid and unpaid labor; the idea is to demonstrate what a day without women would look like.
Many women, however, cannot take the day off work, especially if they are already struggling to make ends meet — so organizers have outlined ways for all women to participate. Here are your action items for "A Day Without a Woman."
- Women (if able) should take the day off of paid and unpaid labor.
- Try to avoid shopping during the strike. If you have to shop, do so at small, women-owned, or minority-owned businesses.
- Wear red in solidarity with those striking.
The Women's March organizers also indicated that they were inspired by the Yemeni bodega strike in New York City earlier in January and the #GrabYourWallet campaign. Another organization of activists has also planned a strike on March 8 called the International Women's Strike, and the Women's March organizers stand in solidarity with their cause as well.