The "Day Without a Woman" strike

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  1. ThunderTrumped

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    On International Women’s Day, women across the world will strike against President Trump and the social injustices that helped him rise to power.

    March 8 is International Women’s Day, which is usually celebrated in the US with a feel-good awareness campaign about the importance of women’s rights. But this year, grassroots activists around the world are planning something more radical — a women’s general strike, both to oppose President Donald Trump and to make a big push for women’s equality.

    The age of Trump is the perfect time for a women’s strike, a group of feminist activists and scholars argued in a February Guardian op-ed. The massive success of the Women’s March on Washington, they said, proved that “millions of women in the United States are finally fed up not only with the blatant misogyny of the Trump’s administration, but also with decades of continuous attacks on women’s lives and bodies.”

    Women’s March organizers have declared March 8 “A Day Without a Woman,” alongside an International Women’s Strike taking place in more than 30 countries that day. They’re urging US women to take the day off work if they can, or to show support in other ways if they can’t.

    It’s not clear how successful the women’s strike will be — especially in the United States, where the labor movement has become relatively weak and where “general strikes” are a difficult tactic to pull off.

    But even if this particular event flops, it definitely won’t be the last we hear from women who oppose Trump. Organizers of the Women’s March have already done an impressive job turning a one-day event into a longer-term movement, and A Day Without a Woman is just one of many actions to come.

    What will the strike look like?

    Women’s March organizers released some basic guidelines last week for “anyone, anywhere” who wants to participate in A Day Without a Woman:

    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

    Male allies are also encouraged to show support by taking care of children and housework, or by starting conversations with decisionmakers in their workplace about how to promote family-friendly policies like paid leave or flexible scheduling.

    All of these are things that, in theory, any individual can choose to do. If many individuals choose to do them, it could have a big impact.


    LOL!!! any man participating in this march should recuse and resign his man card immediately!!

    http://www.vox.com/identities/2017/...mens-day-strike-a-day-without-a-woman-march-8
     
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    not like i have any friends that even know this is going down, but if i caught anybody i knew at this celebratory event, i would ruin him over it.. again and again and again.
     

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    I can remember going months without a woman. It wasn't pleasant but I survived just fine. There were certain aspects that were actually positive.

    What's the big deal? :dunno:

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    Ought to be a quite day for once if we can get rid of them.
     
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    Does that mean my iPhone won't be tracked that day?
     
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    I thought about a Deadpool International Women's Day gif, but....oh HELL NAW!!!!

    They'd ban my ass for life!
     
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    Are we ok for all these women to get fired for skipping work like the day without illegals *cough* i mean immigrants?
     
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    You could date someone different each day by going with "the girl" on your left or right depending on the mood
     
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    I can't wait!!! A day of quiet and silence for a change.
     
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    Believe it or not, there are a lot of women that find these types of events childish and pointless and misguided. I'm generalizing a bit to say that these events are largely a tool of the left, and they have no idea how off-putting they are to their own causes in the eyes of ordinary people.
     
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    If going to this march means landing me a hot liberal honey, you bet your ass I'll be there shouting Love Hates Trump or whatever the hell it is I need to yell in order to get laid.
     
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    In my current position at work, the three levels above me are all women. About 70% of the workforce in my company are women. These nit wits are not getting sympathy from me.
     
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    I hope none of them showed up for work today and are fired tomorrow.
     
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    I'm waiting for international Men's Day, and a day without men. I will abstain from paid and unpaid labor, and abstain from shopping at anything but small, male owned stores.
    I think it's the day after hell freezes over.