Calls for a general women’s strike almost immediately began floating around the internet after the massive turnouts at Women’s Marches across the globe in January. Organizers of the Women’s March, reports Jessica Machado, “teased the idea earlier this month but gave no specifics.”

“Then a group of feminist scholars last week wrote an op-ed in the Guardian “calling for a women’s strike on March 8—International Women’s Day—and now Women’s March organizers have also co-signed the date” says Machado.

Feminist icon Angela Davis made clear what women and allies can do during the “A Day Without a Woman” strike:

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.

It’s not just about taking on President Trump but also about protesting women’s longtime struggles against male violence and ongoing efforts to attain reproductive and labor rights.

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