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:
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.