Today is International Women’s Day and the “Day Without a Woman” strike. Here’s a few articles I’ve found that are worth giving a read:
Today, we’re taking a moment to draw inspiration from the many moments in history where women have spoken truth to power, pushed back against oppression and injustice, and fought to make our country and our world safer and more equitable.
“This is the day to emphasize the unity between work done in the so-called formal economy and the domestic sphere, the public sphere and the private sphere, and how most working women have to straddle both,” says Ms. Bhattacharya. “Labor is understood to be work only at the point of production, but as women we know that both society and policy makers invisibilize the work that women do.” The strike calls for women to withhold labor, paid or unpaid, from the United States economy to show how important their contributions are.
Our roundup of this year’s celebrations, featuring global events and rallies to mark the ongoing fight for women’s equality
That’s no coincidence. From the beginning, International Women’s Day was tied tightly to activism and labor strikes. In fact, the day was named in 1909 by the Socialist Party of America to honor a 1908 garment workers’ strike in New York City.