Where do we even begin...
As most of you probably know, today is International Women’s Day. As some of you outside the U.S. might not know, today is also A Day Without A Woman.
If you aren’t aware, the organizers of the Women’s March back in January called for a national strike of all women, “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.”
Today, March 8th, the organizers urge women and their allies to abstain from any paid or unpaid labor, and to avoid shopping except at women- or minority-owned businesses, and to wear the color red in solidarity. The point is to demonstrate how integral women are to, well, everything, actually.
We unequivocally stand with women and all gender-oppressed people and reject discrimination, violence, or injustice against any group. Because of this, the content you see on our site today will all be work we pre-loaded prior to the strike—you won’t find any breaking news here today, or any last-minute additions.
We’re taking a stand for human rights, and whether you’re working today or not, we hope you will too. Together we can show the world that we won’t tolerate an oppressive, fearful, and unjust society.