On Wednesday, the organizers of January's Women's March on Washington gathered with protesters outside Trump Tower in New York City for #ADayWithoutAWoman, where Women's March organizer Carmen Perez affirmed the need for people to make space for transgender women to feel safe.
The theme of this year's International Women's Day (IWD) is #BeBoldForChange, calling for efforts to forge "a more gender-inclusive world". Trump took to Twitter and asked others to join him in "honoring the critical role of women" in the US and around the world.
"The women striking today promote the ideals of a small subset of women in this country". As the events on Wednesday unfolded, women demonstrators have addressed more than opposition to the current administration, and have called out the wage gap, protested attacks on reproductive rights, and demanded policies such as parental leave. A school district in North Carolina has also canceled classes.
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Hundreds of women left their jobs and avoided shopping to join a massive rally and strike in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday to prove their economic worth both locally and across the globe.
But whoever can participate should, says Stein. But every International Women's Day, the same inquisitive/pointed questions get asked again and again, especially on Twitter. For women, it's seen as innate, and therefore not treated as a skill, she said.
"There are a lot of really varied views involved here, and we are definitely all in solidarity with each other", said Caitlin Enwright, who helped organize a noontime event in San Francisco, billed as a Gender Strike at Justin Herman Plaza. Those participating are encouraged to take off from paid or unpaid work, shop exclusively at small, women or minority-owned businesses, and wear red-which is the official color of the movement. "It's a chance for us to showcase all of the positive impact that women leaders and women entrepreneurs are making on this community", said Lakshmi Shenoy, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at 1871.