How to Support the National Day Without Women Even If You Can’t Skip Work
Tomorrow is not only International Women’s Day — it’s also the National Day Without Women. While we look back at the ladies who have broken down barriers before us and celebrate those who continue to ensure equality, plenty of folks are striking in order to bring attention to the ongoing issues that women face around the world. Creating quite a conversation already (seriously, check out these comments), there are still ways to support the effort even if you can’t strike yourself.
“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,” the website explains, and while we’re sure many women will be stepping out to show their support, not everyone has the ability to take a day off of work.
But don’t despair! If you’re not able to play hooky (even if it *is* for a good cause), there are still ways to show your support. While the movement encourages women to “take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor,” they also give two other suggestions for those who want to participate from wherever they happen to be across the country or beyond.
Their first suggestion aims to hit big businesses, telling women to “avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses).” Beyond that, simply wearing “RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman” is a way to visibly show your support.
However you choose to participate (or not), it will certainly be interesting to see what a day without women is really like.
Will you be participating in a National Day Without Women? Let us know @BritandCo!
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