FYI, There’s Gonna Be a Women’s Strike Soon
From the same women who brought you the Women’s March, comes a new event to show you’re mad as hell and not gonna take it: the Women’s Strike.
The will of the people will stand. pic.twitter.com/SKJCRLhRKn
— Women’s March (@womensmarch) February 6, 2017
A chance to call out of work and call it a political protest?
Sign me up!
Although a date has yet to be announced, there’s a pretty good chance it’ll be on March 8th, when another women’s strike is already taking place.
In a Guardian op-ed published on Monday morning, Angela Davis and several other female academics announced they were going on strike to protest “against male violence” and defend reproductive rights.
“The idea is to mobilize women, including trans women, and all who support them in an international day of struggle — a day of striking, marching, blocking roads, bridges, and squares, abstaining from domestic, care and sex work, boycotting, calling out misogynistic politicians and companies, striking in educational institutions. These actions are aimed at making visible the needs and aspirations of those whom lean-in feminism ignored: women in the formal labor market, women working in the sphere of social reproduction and care, and unemployed and precarious working women.”
How much of this platform will be incorporated into the strike here — if any — also remains TBD.
This would hardly be the first women’s strike since Trump got elected, as Jezebel points out.
But like my grandmother always used to say, the more political protest the better!
We’ll keep you updated on any developments.