The Women’s March Was Just the Beginning: Women’s Strike Incoming
The will of the people will stand. pic.twitter.com/SKJCRLhRKn
— Women’s March (@womensmarch) February 6, 2017
If the Women’s March, a protest of unprecedented size (and don’t let it be forgotten by the “pro-lifers” who are angry that their march didn’t get equal media attention), was any indication, there are enough “nasty women” out there to make a serious statement with future actions. So what’s next? A day when all work grinds to a halt due to the absence of women, it seems.
That’s how we’d imagine it, anyway, but we have little in the way of hard details to go on at this point. All we know is that the official Twitter account for the Women’s March organizers sent out the above tweet, promising a “General Strike: A Day Without a Woman” on a date to be determined. (Buzzfeed has since published an update that the Women’s March organizers will meet the people behind the planned national general strike, currently set for February 17.) The lack of information aside, it already seems there’s plenty of excitement to participate surrounding the announcement on social media.
In the meantime, there are still actions to take while waiting for the next big event—as well as other protests on topics like science, although if the spontaneous protests in response to the Muslim ban are anything to go by, everyone’s got the protesting beat well in-hand. Whenever the strike does come around, though, it should be yet another statement-making event that will be difficult to cover up with “alternative facts.”
Will you be out there striking when the time comes?
(image via Women’s March)
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