The resistance — a global grassroots progressive movement — began the day after Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election. The movement has taken action in a number of ways to protest against the man currently sitting in the Oval Office and the policies of the Trump administration, each more concerning than the last. Millions of women around the world joined the Women's March on Jan. 21 — and it's time for the next major action: The Women's Strike is set to coincide with International Women's Day on March 8. Here's seven things you can do to join the Women's Strike, no matter where you live or what you do for a living.
The international Women's Strike is a general strike of all women around the world, regardless of whether or not they're working women. Inspired by the 1975 Iceland Women's Strike, the strike is more than just about women not participating in work or childcare that day; It's also been hailed as a "Day Without A Woman" to reinforce the concept that women's rights are human rights. It's also important to recognize too, that not all women can join the Women's Strike, by the sheer virtue of what "women's work" means in the 21st century: Some women will have the luxury and safety to strike, while many may not. But for those of us who can march, strike, and demonstrate, we do it for our sisters that can't on March 8 — here's how.