Well, the “Day Without a Woman” is upon us an life is moving along fairly normally. Well, at least for most. What is the point of all of this?
In the same spirit of love and liberation that inspired the Women’s March, we join together in making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, recognizing the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system–while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity. We recognize that trans and gender nonconforming people face heightened levels of discrimination, social oppression and political targeting. We believe in gender justice.
Organizers, which include a known terrorist, are encouraging women to do three things:
- Take the day off
- Avoid shopping
- Wear red
Taking the day off, sounds great, count me in! The irony is that, in order to demonstrate support and solidarity for vulnerable women, it’s vulnerable women who pick up the slack. Multiple school districts and independent schools have cancelled class today because so many employees are taking the day off. One of these districts is Prince George’s County, Maryland, which isn’t exactly known for its wealth and privilege. So to accommodate privileged government workers who can afford to skip work, working mothers have to find a way to take care of their kids, in a community in which 60% are eligible for free lunch.
Atta girl, that’ll show them!
If that wasn’t enough, some women have taken to using their Resting Bitch Face all day as a manner of protest/solidarity. It’s apparently a serious oppression that women are expected to have a pleasant and likable demeanor.
Yeah, you go girl!
You know what would really show the world women are important? Work. Work hard and produce results. Create things. Build things. Innovate. Solve. These are the things that will show the rest of the world you matter.
What I think is really going on is that, much like environmentalism, this is another means by which leftist agitators are seeking to further their agenda–destruction of traditional values, culture, and our economic system. It’s communism by a different name. I admire the naive person who supports basic ideas of equality and justice getting involved with this, but this movement is much more than that. We’ve heard of the idea of a general strike before. We know what “solidarity” and marches often mean. As environmentalism seems to be waning in the popular discourse, it seems the movement is transitioning from green on the outside to pink on the outside.
It’s still red on the inside.