The Women’s March that followed Donald Trump’s inauguration wasn’t the end of feminist activism in the US.
The organisers announced the “day without a woman” strike yesterday, with the date to be announced later.
The intention to strike was announced on Twitter with the message “the will of the people will stand” – and so far has been met with a positive response online.
🔥 🔥 🔥 I am so into this. Count me in.— Shannon Coulter 🎃 (@shannoncoulter) February 6, 2017
It did have some detractors, however.
make sure real women, go to work on whatever day these frauds strike. Prove what a real woman is..it isn't these frauds!— Lisa Grant (@IraqVeteran05) February 7, 2017
Why are we as women supposed to strike?? For what purpose? To what end? You want to make a diff for women, stop acting like ignoramuses.— Tina Smith (@hardworkinHRmom) February 7, 2017
The group has made a big deal about inclusivity of race, class and gender in the movement, so it is reasonable to ask how women who can’t afford to take a day off or risk losing their job will be included.
I absolutely support the Women's Strike. I also support women and other marginalized folks who *cannot* take the day off. Don't be classist.— 🏳️🌈 Donna gonna TwitchCon! (@_Danicia_) February 6, 2017
the amount of privilege required for this is v high - wonder if they'll address it. not everyone has PTO, days off, etc. https://t.co/BCrSrgK3VP— ace tilton ratcliff ♿️ (@MortuaryReport) February 6, 2017
But some women are thinking about solutions.
That’s all we know for now folks, but more information is expected in the coming weeks.