Happy International Women’s Day … without women! Are you striking? Wearing red? Tell us!
The Women’s March organizers are supporting the International Women’s Strike US group to support a day of action. The premise is that women will strike and there are marches all over the country, including Boston and Cape Cod for those of you who are local. Cape Cod’s demonstrations will be from noon to 1 p.m. at the Orleans and Mashpee rotaries and the Airport Rotary and West End Rotary, both in Hyannis. Wear red. Carry signs.
Share photos and share the hashtag
#adaywithoutwomen on social media. Change your profiles to red, scroll down to the bottom to the red image you can copy and paste.
There have been some complaints that it is a great idea for women who own businesses, work on salary and who can afford a day off. For many of us, a day without work is a day without pay – so the alternative is to wear red to support women who can and are striking and support only women-owned businesses:
Organizers of the march are now asking women nationwide to wear red on Wednesday (March 8) and take steps to highlight the role women play in the U.S. economy, from skipping work to refusing to shop anywhere but women- and minority-owned businesses.
What are your plans? What will you do? If you can’t strike, will you wear red? Will you only patronize women or minority-owned businesses? If you can’t strike imagine what would happen if you could.
Tell us. Unlike most of our postings here, this one allows comments. They will be held in moderation for part of the day, but we will post them by the end of the day.