4 Things You Need To Know About The Women’s Strike Today

Happy International Women’s Day! Today we’re celebrating the game-changing women of all backgrounds who have made huge steps towards our future. Not only that, we’re thanking and honoring the women before us who faced inequality head on and made a change!

Many people are taking part in the Women’s Day Strike today. Showing the world what A Day Without Women really looks like. So why should you join in? What does this strike stand for?

1. This strike is global!

30 countries around the world are participating in the strike, to highlight the impact of inequality around the world. Although it’s become highly political in the US, it’s still a good chance to protest against inequality.

2. It’s all about A Day Without a Woman

The whole premise of the strike is to participate in an international general women’s strike by walking out from offices and jobs and ignoring domestic chores. You can also join local marches, participate in a social media blackout and only buy from small women-owned businesses!

3. Wear red

Red is a color that signifies love and sacrifice. Everyone from Katy Perry to J.K Rowling is joining in and sporting red to show the world that we’re in this together. Too often we see women pitted against women, (Beyonce and Emma Watson most recently!) so let’s stand together!

4. There are other ways to celebrate

Tag us in your celebrations on Instagram. Whether you’re watching a kick-ass female film, showing love to your favorite girls or staging a walkout and wearing red, we want to hear about it!

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  • Tamira Hamam

    Quite a strange alternate reality to be scrolling through your Bloglovin feed and see one of your oldest friends as the face for this article! Wow. T xx

    • Tamira Hamam

      But also like – asking the subject of the photo if she was cool with you using it might be a good thing to check in with first – just a heads up! She had no idea about this.

  • POCsportingAntiFa

    Hello there,
    I’d like to ask where and how you found the above picture of myself. The image is property of Roya Ann Miller Photography and should be credited as such.

    In solidarity, particularly with enterprising women,

    the lady pictured above

    • A fan of your friends work

      The photo was uploaded to unsplash.com by your friend Roya Ann Miller. You can find it here: https://unsplash.com/search/women?photo=5TLA2Blx-MU

      All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash.

      I’m a big fan of your friends work and used one of her march photos in the past. Your friends photos are making a big splash in this world, but if she would like to keep her attribution she should remove them from Unslapsh immediately.

  • Ahh I wish I’d known about wear red, I definitely would have done that bcos I would probably get the sack if I went on strike! x

    http://www.wonkylauren.com

  • Pork & Cookies

    My post for Women’s day and a link-up!
    http://bit.ly/2mBOi1I

    Thanks for the share!