House Democratic Women Are Staging a Walkout for 'Day Without a Woman '

Posted March 10, 2017

There will be A Day Without a Woman candlelight vigil at Lake Eola Park in Orlando on Wednesday, from 6:15 7:30 p.m. "The first actions drew straight from the 1970s playbook".

Some businesses and institutions said they would either close for the day or give female employees the day off.

I'm not convinced that skipping work is the yardstick by which to measure the current strength of whatever it was that inspired women - and men - to march together that chilly January morning.

As countries all over the world celebrate International Women's Day, your Congresswomen are hard at work!

March 8 is International Women's Day and women's rights groups are encouraging people to participate in the "Day Without a Woman" strike.

"These issues occupied a central place in the agenda of 1970s feminists, such as the "wages for housework" campaign".

"I will be coming to work because our country can't afford a day in the Senate where women's voices are not heard", Sen.

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Jocelyn Olcott is an associate professor of history and gender, sexuality and feminist studies at Duke University.

In a last-minute decision, Prince George's County Public Schools has cancelled classes as a result of staffers taking the day off Wednesday for the Day Without a Woman protest.

Schools in Chapel Hill-Carrboro, N.C. will also be closed to students on Wednesday after district officials decided it would be impossible to effectively teach given the number of planned staff absences. If you're in the city, take some time to dine and drink in support of women.

Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday and asked followers to join him in "honoring the critical role of women" in the USA and around the world.

Many prominent women's websites, including Bustle and The Cut, plan on not publishing any new content on Wednesday. How many children will be put into jeopardy because their moms must go to work but are not able to make arrangements for their care at the last minute and will be forced to leave them home alone?

One of the few things we can be sure of about IWD 2017 is that American womens' participation in the strike was nowhere near 100 percent.

"I join millions of women in recognizing the important economic power of women in the United States and around the globe". Some nearly 20 Facebook comments on the Democrat's page expressed disdain and disagreement about it. Trish Guthrie Ekberg said she's "celebrating.the fact I have a job by working".