"Even if we were, I would have taken the day off to stand in solidarity against a hateful embarrassment of our country right now".
The event prompts an important question: doesn't the march increase visibility for primarily white, wealthy and privileged women rather than, say, a poor trans woman of color who arguably faces much more discrimination in the workplace? "The first actions drew straight from the 1970s playbook". Approximately 12,300 students said they are staying home in North Carolina, and the day is optional for teachers, according to The New York Times. "March organizers then urged women to form "huddles" that looked like more structured incarnations of 1970s consciousness-raising sessions".
On International Women's Day, the left has made a decision to celebrate the day by encouraging women to boycott work and refrain from going to big businesses.
Demonstrators in Winchester, Va., rally on January 21 in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington.
In the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the Democratic Women's Working Group, and House Democrats will hold also hold a press event honoring both International Women's Day and "A Day Without A Woman" on the Capitol steps at 12:30.
It is also a day to remember that more work - a lot more work - toward achieving gender equality and women's rights remains.
Jocelyn Olcott is an associate professor of history and gender, sexuality and feminist studies at Duke University.More news: Trump mulls TSA cuts to pay for border wall
Without a single flurry in the forecast, Alexandria City Public Schools will close the system's 17 schools on Wednesday.
The strike is planned and organized by women in more than 50 countries to promote issues facing women who are marginalized.
On Monday, school officials in Alexandria, Va.; North Carolina's Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District and NY announced they are canceling classes in anticipation of staff shortages due to the event. "I think a day like today is an opportunity for us to help that process along".
One of the few things we can be sure of about IWD 2017 is that American womens' participation in the strike was nowhere near 100 percent.
Digital publisher, Vix, located in Coral Gables, produced a video in support of the women's cause.
"We do all of this and get paid less than men, get sexually harassed, get inadequate family leave", spokeswoman Cassady Findlay said to the Associated Press. "Instead, we are encouraging teaching lessons geared to Women's History Month", she said in an email.