Women share what International Women's Day means to them

Mar 10, 2017, 00:44
Women share what International Women's Day means to them

"Many of them are heads of households".

The main point of the strike Wednesday was to not work and bring down productivity. "This day has also been deemed 'A Day Without Women.' Consequently, ACPS has made a decision to close schools for students for the day", superintendent Alvin L. Crawley said in a statement sent to parents and posted on the Alexandria City Public School website.

Organizers asked women to take the day off work and not buy anything to show their impact on society. Gender inequality is a real issue, but we must take responsibility first by caring for each other.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter for the latest in hair, beauty, style and celebrity news. In February 2017, "A Day Without Immigrants" sparked national protests to highlight the economic contributions of those who migrate to the US for a better life, but a few businesses terminated those who participated, which prompted the discussion of whether this would be deemed a violation of their constitutional rights.

Organizers encouraged women to wear red if they were not able to participate in protests. "For equality, justice and the human rights of all women". We stand in solidarity with these women, and we're grateful for the support of our employer and co-workers.

Greeted by women's rights chants from the crowd, Democratic congresswomen gave speeches accusing the Republican party and President Donald Trump's administration of restricting women's rights.

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Several men said it was important for them to be there as well to show support for the special women in their lives.

However, some people are concerned how low-income families would manage.

There has been some progress in that median weekly earnings have increased significantly for women of all major race/ethnic groups except for Asian women.

"As a women owned business, with numerous female employees, we are closing on Wednesday March 8 in support of 'A Day Without A Woman, '" both businesses announced on Twitter on Monday. Maybe that is the key that could close the gender wage gap.

"If I rule the world, one thing we would do to make the future better, would be the education of girls". Women of color may have to wait even longer: Black women might not see pay equity until 2124.

Lakey Love, a Florida State University graduate student and state policy director for Women's March Florida, participated in the day by not going to work.

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