In honor of #DayWithoutAWoman and International Women’s Day, I’ll be joining millions of women in taking the day off.
If you want to participate today, you can do any or all of the following:
- Take the day off from paid and unpaid labor if you can
- Avoid shopping for today (except for small women and minorty owned businesses!)
- Wear red in solidarity with others who are also participating
I plan to participate today by staying home, drinking lots of tea, reading Bad Feminist, and writing to my local politicians. It should be a relaxing solo day of action and reflection.
I also plan to take (most of) the day off from the internet and television as well. For me, part of today is also to take a day off from the media coverage of our current president. It stresses me out, and I’d rather spend today focusing on what’s going on in my own community for a day.
I hope you all find some way to participate in #DayWithoutAWoman in your own way. Remember to take care of yourselves, and do what works for you!
If you want to learn more, check out the Women’s March website here: