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A Day Without A Woman (Logo via Women’s March)

On International Women’s Day, women take a stand and strike to remind the world how much labor is provided by us. Culturess stands with them.

The success of the Women’s March back in January was a huge boost of confidence in seeing the power of our numbers, after the awful blow of the 2016 election. As a follow up, the same braintrust that came together to produce this worldwide phenomenon has declared today, March 8th “A Day Without A Woman.”

From their website:

"Anyone, anywhere, can join by making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, in one or all of the following ways:Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid laborAvoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses).Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman"

Culturess is an entertainment site made up nearly exclusively of women writers and editors. Of a roster of 37 bylines, only two are male, and both are guest contributors who would not normally post on a regular day. As such we feel it is only right that we join this protest in solidarity.

Over the course of the day we will be posting a few pre-written pieces meditating on the strike, from the sorts of things you can do today to make the world a better place, to the problems of intersectionality. (We are quite aware of the privilege we have in being able to do this.)

But with the looming threat of the GOP congress and the White House working openly to roll back the gains women have made in equality over the last decade, it is more important than ever for us to take a stand.

From the large scale problems, like the threat of the new ACA to defund Planned Parenthood completely, to the smaller scale issues, like the pushback against feminism we see every day perpetrated by trolls on social media, we felt it was our duty at this moment to rise up and be counted.

Next: Pervasive Nationwide Sexism Starts at the Local Level

We will resume regular entertainment coverage tomorrow.