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The ‘Day Without a Woman’ Protest Released a Few Details on How to Participate

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A few weeks ago, the team behind the Women’s March on Washington announced they were organizing a follow-up protest in “A Day Without a Woman.” They said details would be released soon, but we generally assumed it would resemble this month’s general strike and “A Day Without Immigrants,” which saw people removing themselves from the workforce and consumer markets for a day.

Now, the Women’s March website has released a few details. “Anyone, anywhere” is encouraged to participate “in one or all of the following ways.”

  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

The site explains the motivation behind the protest:

In the same spirit of love and liberation that inspired the Women’s March, together we will mark the day by 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.

“A Day Without A Woman” will exist alongside the International Women’s Strike, a planned day of action organized by women in more than 30 countries. So whether or not you are able to (or interested in) removing yourself from the workforce, you can participate in action leading up to and through the day itself.

We want to hear from you. Are you planning to participate in the A Day Without a Woman protest? If so, how?

(image via The Women’s March)

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