Why You Need to Mark March 8 On Your Calendar
A feminist group is organizing a mass strike on March 8 — International Women’s Day — for "feminism for the 99 percent."
"The 'lean-in' variety of feminism won't defeat this administration, but a mobilization of the 99 percent will," the op-ed in The Guardian says.
The group argues in the op-ed piece that a "new wave of militant feminist struggle" must be broadened to include a greater-reaching women's movement that includes challenging structural change.
Standing together with feminist groups from around 30 countries, they hope that on March 8, women will walk out of work to protest against male violence, and in defense of reproductive rights.
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author of "#BlackLivesMatter"; Angela Davis, founder of Critical Resistance; and Rasmea Yousef Odeh, associate director of the Arab American Action Network; are among some of the members of the feminist group.
The Women's March on Washington reached nearly half a million U.S. participants, and expanded to more than 600 sister marches in more than 75 countries, with a total estimate of more than three million attendees worldwide. These feminists are urging that there is more work to be done.
Read the full op-ed here.
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